Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge

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Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge
« Thread started on: Nov 1st, 2006, 7:16pm »

Here are the basic steps in rolling the eye of a hinge.

Please note that if the end is tappered before it is rolled, and then forge welded, the result will be the tapered hinge in the Mordecai drawings. The taper was resultant from the nature of the materials used and the way forge-welding was done. 1) iron was much softer and often structurally flawed in 1860 requiring heaver constuction than modern materials require and 2) tapers are important in forge-welding to minimize the crack that may be formed by the forge-welding process.

If the taper is not important, then the eye can be rolled and electrically welded into place.
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Re: Steps in rolling the eye of a hinge
« Reply #1 on: Nov 18th, 2006, 4:58pm »

Very good, I will have to try that.
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