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 Post subject: ZULU, a question.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:02 pm 
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One of the comments about your artillery carriages was about how you clock all the fasteners. I went back to the pic's and did a double take..... WOW.... I had a very disappointing experience over screws not being clocked so I am intrigued. What is your process to get all the metal fasteners aligned?

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 Post subject: Re: ZULU, a question.
PostPosted: Sun Jul 23, 2017 6:48 pm 
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newtooth,
The answer is simple.
You either over tighten or under tighten.

Actually, the proper way to tighten a screw is to turn it to the recommended torque.
The heads would never line up.

I just do it because I want to.

The difference is minimal.

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 Post subject: Re: ZULU, a question.
PostPosted: Mon Jul 24, 2017 9:50 am 
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There are a couple of methods I've seen used ... despite what Chris Schwarz says I prefer using a countersink to remove a slight bit of metal.
IME it's quicker and easier.
But to be fair, I'm not that OCD that I've done it more than once/twice just to see.
Personally I find it looks wonky in the end product to have the screw heads at different levels; despite the slots being "clocked".
Further, I rarely use slotted screws; which to my eye would are most noticeable un-clocked.

I've had success in the past over/under tightening screws but never felt the hinge was properly installed when doing so.

Here's his take on it:
http://www.popularwoodworking.com/woodw ... crew-heads

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