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The deceptively difficult hinge pin

  • 1.  The deceptively difficult hinge pin

    Posted 02-20-2018 00:02
    First time i saw this.
    By having the hinge pin facing inward, it sure made it difficult to get it off. I had to hold the lid vertically with one hand to pull the pins out. Good thing it was a small lid.
    -chris
    #caveman


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  • 2.  RE: The deceptively difficult hinge pin

    Posted 02-21-2018 14:13
    The pin is obviously not intended to be inserted that way, as the damage to the case and lid demonstrates.

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    Jurgen Goering
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  • 3.  RE: The deceptively difficult hinge pin

    Posted 02-21-2018 14:43
    But it keeps school kids from removing them. And the one time you forget to check, the lid slides to the floor.

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  • 4.  RE: The deceptively difficult hinge pin

    Posted 02-21-2018 16:39
    Yes, you are correct Larry in that in schools anything that is not welded down can walk. Some pianos have the hinge attached in such a way that you can insert the pin from the inside and not damage anything.

    We not know this was a school piano, and there is no mention of a school in the post.

    The damage has been done so perhaps it does not matter any more for this piano.   But we all know there are other, non-destructive ways to secure hinge pins.

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    Jurgen Goering
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