Monday, November 14, 2011
Butler's tray hinge repair
It's possible to buy new hinges, but these won't necessarily match the rest.
The solution to this problem is to drill out the existing rivets, turn the spring over and reattach it with new rivets.
Using an automatic center punch I put a dimple in the middle of each circle.
Next a couple of off-cuts of wood (1/4" thick tenon cheeks) made a simple jig to screw the hinge to, allowing it to be clamped flat under a drill press.
Posted by David Randall