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    c'mon.. where did all the experts around here go????

    good, bad or indifferent what do you think of that hinge???

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    Why would you nick the sides on that small of a stem? I could see it on a 36" stem where you needed to clear away the 3" thick bark to see the wood and line up your cuts but why in the world would you do it on that small of a cut?

    And I agree with the other guy. If you needed to remove material so it would hinge over easier then I would have gutted it instead of nicking off the very strong, elastic outer wood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skwerl2 View Post
    Why would you nick the sides on that small of a stem?
    Good question..

    Anyone got any ideas???
    hint.. had nothing to do with lining up the back cut.. Though that is somewhat of an unintended benefit.. And it was not used to reduce the overall amount of hinge fibers... (ie instead of plunge cutting the center fibers)
    if you look closely at the cut you may get a clue

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    I would have cut off both ends and thrown them in a fire.
    Winter is coming.

    Jim

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    Where did all the experts go... this site just ain't what it used to be .... oh well... guess everything changes... that's just life

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    the long stringy hinge fibers straight across the back of the hinge are a clear sign that the hinge had A LOT of holding ability... 2-3" across the entire hinge and spiking to 4-6" in some areas... I rarely see hinges with that much holding ability cut by anyone else.... So I would call that a great hinge, as opposed to a good hinge... THE END!

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    I would still throw it in a fire.
    Winter is coming.

    Jim

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    I would call it a overcomplicated, underperforming waste of time.

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    Are you happy now?

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    One side cut for every person in danger by your falling cuts ?

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