Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Installing Double-Bullet Catches

Taunton's Fine Woodworking magazine recently had a great article on installing various hinges.  This was mostly a great way to get me off my butt and install the 6 pairs of double-bullet catches that have been shuttled around my shop for the past year onto the Oak cabinet on my back patio (it's a thankless life being a cabinet on an Arizona patio, I assure you!)

I rolled a video of it so you can see how easy they are to install using this technique.  It was also a (minimal) chance to play with a new toy that is pre-destined to be my favorite.  This is a "prequel" of a review so check back very soon :)

8 comments:

  • Brian said...
     

    very nice trick. i'm sure the people at fww would love to know there's a video to their trick. maybe they'll send you some free stuff ;)

  • Brian said...
     

    oh yeah, how do you like your new toy?

  • Marilyn said...
     

    Cool trick. Is the center punch something that you'd recommend and if so, what kind is it?

  • Paul-Marcel said...
     

    Hi, Marilyn... yes, I'd recommend the center punch. You can certainly eyeball it and I have many times, but if you are off a bit, the screw head sits half cocked. It's a Starrett center punch. I've tried others and they made me curse; this one works very well! While the Veritas center punches look good, mine punched enough off-center holes to get them replaced with the Starrett.

    ...and Brian, wait for it! :)

  • Brian said...
     

    Hey,
    Didn't know how much of an ebay checker you were but saw some of those bridge city miter stiches available....
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280678207198&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT
    Enjoy :)

  • Paul-Marcel said...
     

    Ah, thanks, Brian! Maybe you want a set? I have one; one more set might be nice; have to see how the auction goes! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Vic Hubbard said...
     

    Very nice tip/trick of the trade! I had the same question as Marilyn, so asked and answered. Thanks, Paul!

  • Paul-Marcel said...
     

    Thanks, Vic!

    So, Brian, maybe you drummed up interest in that set of miter stitches... they went for double what I paid for mine, which was already a lot more than they were originally from BCTW. Definitely useful... one set'll do ya.