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Default How am I going to screw hinges to Router table?

Iím ready to install MLCS table to my Cabinet and I want to use hinges like Ken Bee has on his, but I canít pick this thing up to put in the screws and the Cabinet is even heaver.

I hope I donít have to build some sort of structure to hold the table while I drill and screw in the screws and even if I do, I donít know where to begin.

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Hi Johnny

Pull the pins out of the hinge, screw the hinge to the top then just put the pins back in place..

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[quote=JohnnyB60;277929]I’m ready to install MLCS table to my Cabinet and I want to use hinges like Ken Bee has on his, but I can’t pick this thing up to put in the screws and the Cabinet is even heaver.

I hope I don’t have to build some sort of structure to hold the table while I drill and screw in the screws and even if I do, I don’t know where to begin.
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Pull the pins out of the hinge, screw the hinge to the top then just put the pins back in place..
Bob! OMG thatís just too easy,
I canít believe I didnít think of that. I originally had a larger hinge set that the pins didnít come out of and I guess I was still thinking of the other hinges. Oh boy It must be time to go to bed. Its almost 8:30 PM and Iíve been working in the shop since 4:30 AM
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OK I just went out to pull the pins and they don’t come out. It turns out both set of hinges are the exterior open out type. Oh well I guess I’ll have buy some new interior hinges with the removable pins.

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Hi Johnny

They all do some are harder to get out than others but they don't make them with the pins in place..
You may need to pull the cap off one end and use punch or nail and drive it out.

Bed time here also it's about 11:00 and I have putting motor back in a pick all day long, I just got back from a test drive and it's time to go and pickup and clean up ,we are going to have snow or rain on Monday so it must be done tonight but I'm shot..this old man is done for the day I think.. LOL

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OK I just went out to pull the pins and they don’t come out. It turns out both set of hinges are the exterior open out type. Oh well I guess I’ll have buy some new interior hinges with the removable pins.



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They all do some are harder to get out than others but they don't make them with the pins in place..
You may need to pull the cap off one end and use punch or nail and drive it out.

Bed time here also it's about 11:00 and I have putting motor back in a pick all day long, I just got back from a test drive and it's time to go and pickup and clean up ,we are going to have snow or rain on Monday so it must be done tonight but I'm shot..this old man is done for the day I think.. LOL

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Thanks Bob, I went back out and started playing with it again because it was brass colored which was odd for the security hinges. I wasnít sure and so I got a small punch and gave it a try. The pin did come out and it was a piece of cake installing it. The other hinge I had was a 4x4 Non Removable Pin Hinge. They are used on doors that open out and the pins donít come out so that thefts canít open the door by pulling the pin. They are usaly always steel and never brass. 4inch x 4inch x 3.3mm Commercial Grade Steel Door Hinges - Non Removable Pin Hinges at Bolton Hardware

Anyway I got the table mounted and itís already to go except for a switch and drawers. Oh and I also have to find something to hold up the table when in the up position. Itís really heavy and I hate to think what will happen if it comes crashing down.

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Good work ... looks great!
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Thanks Chris, this is my 1st cabinet and I did not have a plan or dimensions only the size of the Router Table, just kind of went by photos of what I saw without any experience of what is needed in a router cabinet..

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Hi Johnny

Stop by the auto store and pick a pair of air shocks the type you see on many vans now days, they are not cheap or you can get them also at the auto junk yard for a song...

We have a place in town called pick and pull, I got a pair for my truck for 10.oo bucks.

Note the shocks on the table in the link below
http://www.mlcswoodworking.com/shops...t_table_anchor

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Stop by the auto store and pick a pair of air shocks the type you see on many vans now days, they are not cheap or you can get them also at the auto junk yard for a song...

We have a place in town called pick and pull, I got a pair for my truck for 10.oo bucks.

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Thanks Bob, I was just wondering how I was going to do that. You must have read my mind.
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