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  • #4441
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    One of the appeals of the CLC Teardrop camper is the use of timber (plywood) throughout the design, including the galley hatch and door hinges.

    In my build I took the opportunity to beef up the design of the hinges, to add some surface area to the gluing contacts, and to give them a more substantial visual aesthetic. I was inspired by the build of stretchMike on this forum. It’s one of the many ways to personalise your build…

    …here is one of the galley hatch hinges pinned, before being shaped…

    #4443
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    #4444
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    … and after shaping…

    #4445
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    …  and the door hinges got the treatment also…

    #4446
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    … and the finished result on the camper.

    #4447
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    … the detail from another angle…

    #4448
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    … and the galley hatch hinges completed.

    #4449
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    To reduce wear within the hinges, I bonded a layer of graphite infused epoxy after removing a portion of ply on each leaf with a spade bit…

    #4450
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    … adding epoxy resin mixed with graphite powder, at a level just a little higher than the ply edge.

     

    #4451
    RowingBoatmanSteve
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    … and the completed bonded inserts.

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