Welcome back from your holiday.
I think you’re overstating things again. “It is creating a time
bomb”… really, you being serious or are you having a lend? Just got
a mental image of a jewellery with the TNT engraved on the side
Have you ever successfully used a mechanical pencil lead in hinge
production? If you haven’t successfully used a technique, that does
not mean the technique is invalid. Using a bridge is a valid
technique that ensures perfect alignment, same as using a pencil
Personally I’ve found the pencil lead technique to work really well,
and consistently too. Fast and efficient.
The parts of a hinge need to be aligned correctly in the first
place, other wise the hinge wont work, a bridge or pencil lead wont
create a void or voids. Voids will only happen if they are there in
the first place. Solder joins have to be flush, with any soldering.
Now originally I was taught to use the bridge technique, and it was
a good technique. Once mastered, I’ve had no problems using it, and
there’s no “ticking time bomb”.
In my final year of study, I came across the mechanical lead pencil
technique. It wastes less metal, than a bridge, and it’s a lot
faster. The teacher commented that my hinges were excellent. That’s a
validation for me, and the technique.
Cut your chennier, make sure it fits where it’s supposed to go,
slide in a prepared lead, solder, separate the hinge, check the
joins, put in the pickle, base, water, polish, put in the pin or
another piece of chennier, and your done.
Perfect hinge, not frozen, strong and tight, no time bomb
Regards Charles A.