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    Some Metalworking

    Sometimes you just have to make it yourself.


    I'm in need of a VERY stout hinge for a build I'll just call "Project Alpha" for now, and I cannot find what I want, so I'm building it.

    This hinge has to be stout, and it has to be a very specific size.



    Here are all the pieces, I'll have to weld it tomorrow, but it should be strong enough for the job.


    The two outside pieces of the hinge barrel will be welded to one plate, and the middle piece of the hinge barrel to the opposite plate, then the pin in the middle will be welded in place so it cannot be removed. The gold colored bits are washers that I drilled out to fit the hinge pin that I made from some hard 6mm drill rod I had laying around.

    Should work.

    Sometimes you just have to build it yourself.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Why not weld a head onto the pin and let it be removable? I'm just thinking that it will be easier to hang the gate if you can split the hinge.

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    I'm thinking that the gate or what ever, will open out. And it needs to be secure. Don't want someone just removing the pin and getting in.

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    Not a gate, it is a very unique build, that I cannot revel at the moment, we are applying for a provisional patent.... no seriously, so I have to NOT share other aspects of the build until we get that, but bits and pieces I can share.
    The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
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    Looks very robust and will certainly be tamper-proof once you're done. (But who's likely to tamper with it there anyway? )

    Do you have your welding station all set up in the new room on the ground floor now Stu?

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