Messages Archive

Subject:
final hinge installation *PIC*

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.

I have had the doors on and off several times for fitting. The mortise fully locates the door, while the screws just hold it in the mortise. So, for fitting I only install one screw, in this case a steel, 1/2" #6. (The steel screws have not been removed yet in PIC)Now that all is well the full compliment of 3/4" x#6 brass screws are installed. Once again, the band saw blade lube can't be beat for screw lube. It is sticky. I dab some on the threads and then mash the dab between fingers which distributes it in and around the threads. Screws drove effortlessly with no risk of shearing.

I am using a Grace #6 driver. This project has 10 hinges, 60 screws. This perfect fitting bit never lost grip. But the square handles suck. I turned them round with the lathe.

I wish someone would make a suitable screw driver for brass hinge screws. It needs parallel ground tip. and a round ergonomic handle. It does not need to deliver 100 ft pounds of torque; these are brass screws!

© 1998 - 2017 by Ellis Walentine. All rights reserved.
No parts of this web site may be reproduced in any form or by
any means without the written permission of the publisher.

WOODCENTRAL, P.O. BOX 493, SPRINGTOWN, PA 18081