Bombay tilt table requires repair

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Bombay tilt table requires repair

Postby John's_tilt_table_project » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:34 am

We have a Bombay tilt table (12MS), circa 2001, with single leg and 19-1/2" diameter table top, purchased used. At some point in the past, the connection between leg and the 5"x5"x1-1/2" wood hinge block failed, and someone used nails and screws to secure everything back together, which also disabled the tilt mechanism. Whatever hardware secured leg and hinge block together is gone.

It appears the leg and hinge block were secured together with a combination of threaded rod and perhaps some type of tee nut. Within the leg top is a female insert with 5/16" x 18 threads. At the point where the leg would attach to the hinge block, the hinge block is recessed 1/8" deep for a diameter of 1-1/2". Within the 1-1/2" recess is a further recess of 13/16" deep at a diameter of 3/8". Whatever fit into the recesses on the hinge block appears to have been secured by screws or nails in the 1/8" recess between 3/16" and 3/4" radii.

Hopefully, terminology and description are suffient, as furniture restoration is certainly not a strength of mine. A picture could be attached, if helpful.

What I would like to understand and obtain is the metal fastener which is missing.
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Postby Bob Boardman » Sat Mar 22, 2014 8:46 am

A picture or two would be a big help
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Postby John's_tilt_table_project » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:24 am

Bob,

I have attempted to add the attachments, but not sure they came through.

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Postby John's_tilt_table_project » Sun Mar 23, 2014 8:32 am

What file extensions are allowed for uploading to the Q&A forum, as that may be the problem?

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Postby Bob Boardman » Sun Mar 23, 2014 11:43 am

You can add attachments when you post a new post. You should see a Add an Attachment form below the main posting box. When you click the Browse... button the standard Open dialogue window for your computer will open. Browse to the file you want to attach, select it and click OK, Open or doubleclick according to your liking and/or the correct procedure for your computer. If you choose to add a comment in the File Comment field this comment will be used as a link to the attached file. If you haven't added a comment the filename itself will be used to link to the attachment. If the board administrator has allowed it you will be able to upload multiple attachements by following the same procedure as described above until you reach the max allowed number of attachments for each post.

The board administrator sets an upper limit for filesize, defined file extensions and other things for attachments on the board. Be aware that it's your responsiblity that your attachments comply with the boards acceptance of use policy, and that they may be deleted without warning.

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Postby admin » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:13 pm

John,

There's a description of how to upload pictures at this link - http://www.refinishwizard.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?t=156

If your pictures are too large, there are a lot of sites on the web that will let you reduce them for free.

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Postby John's_tilt_table_project » Sun Mar 23, 2014 1:15 pm

Bob,

The message I received indicated there was a problem with the file extension. Your earlier reply indicated the board administrator defines file extensions, among other things. I assume this means some extensions are acceptable, and some are not.

What file extensions are acceptable for posting to this forum?

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Postby AsonnyA » Mon Mar 24, 2014 12:33 pm

Can you tell, for sure, if the wooden hinge is original to the table? After a little search, seems many of Bombay's hinges are made of metal.

There isn't much specific info, doing a Google search, though, so I'm just wondering/guessing if the hinge may be custom made, after the original metal one failed or was damaged.

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Postby preeng2 » Mon Mar 24, 2014 1:45 pm

In the "Add an Attachment" section of the "post reply", you will see a link in blue "Allowed Extensions and Sizes". Click the link for the information.


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