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4428Re: [campernicholson] Chart table

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  • simon allard
    Nov 3, 2008
      Thanks for your previous email below. I am planning to look at this in the next few days now the boat is out of the water.
      I had envisaged the two barrells remaining in place and the arms seperating.
      So are we saying that the arms of the hinge do not seperate ?
      Are we saying that to take the chart table lid off, the barrell will come away from its wood surround?
      I have yet to look at my table, but are we saying that the barrel just pushes into the wood and no glue is involved?
      I have found one of these hinges in my tool box by chance so have had the opportunity to look at it in detail. I can see the small stainless screw, but upon removing it cannot work out it's purpose.
      Quite possibly I am being a bit thick, but if the arms do not seperate then taking the barrel from the wood will surely mean that it will not reseat itself strongly a second time.
      Having the table lid off seems to me to be the easiest way to varnish seeing as I can bring it home and play with it over the winter months.
      35 / 177

      --- On Mon, 7/1/08, O. R. Armstrong <russ.armstrong@...> wrote:
      From: O. R. Armstrong <russ.armstrong@...>
      Subject: Re: [campernicholson] Chart table
      To: campernicholson@yahoogroups.com
      Date: Monday, 7 January, 2008, 11:33 PM


        They're called barrel hinges. They look quite flimsy. One of ours broke, and the little spindly arms were going to mung up the wood surfaces, so removed them and replaced them last fall.

        http://www.hardware source.com/ Store_ViewProduc ts.asp?Cat= 435

        We used the 12mm size.

        The little brass barrels fit inside their respective little holes. Each little barrel is held in place by two tiny screws. You will likely need jeweler's screwdrivers. One screw bites into the mating surface between where the circumference of the barrel meets the inside of the hole in  the wood into which the barrel has been pressed. The other, tinier, screw is within the barrel itself. The barrel has a slot that begins at the back and goes about 2/3 of the distance to the front. The slot defines a chord, if you recall that from maths. You can't see the slot when the hinge is installed, but you can see the hole and within it, the tiny screw head. When that screw is tightened, it expands the slot, wedging the outer portion of the barrel outward against the inside of the hole into which the barrel fits.

        Whew. Now I need a shot 'l rum.

        Important. (HIc) Heed the voice of experience. Remove both of those screws. Obvously, the screw at the circumference of the barrel must be removed, but if one simply yanks away on the barrel without removing the tiny little screw, the wood 'round the hole may splinter, and one could be accused of being a bit of a clumsy ape by one's helpmate. Sad, I know, but it happened to me . . .

        Russ Armstrong

      On Jan 7, 2008 5:00 PM, simon allard <blue.nava@yahoo. co.uk> wrote:
      Happy New Year to you all.
      I wonder if I can ask those far cleverer than me to have a look at the hinges on the chart table of a Nicholson 35 and let me know if indeed it is possible to take the lid off.
      I would like to varnish said item and I know it will be far easier to do flat at home.
      All the owners I have spoken to so far have drawn a blank, but I get the feeling that we have some very clever people in the group and I would like to think you might be able to help.
      Much appreciated
      Blue Nava 35/177

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