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    Fixing a Brand New Coffee Pot Lid...

    Had to buy a new coffee maker about a month ago, the old one was toast.
    Anyway, my wife was putting the lid back on the pot (it snaps on with a couple of molded pins) when one of the pins broke off... Nice. I looked online for a replacement and they have them (only a couple of bucks) but why buy another one when a new one will do the same thing in a short time?

    Took the lid out to the shop this morning and did some measuring and made a couple of sketches. I'll be replacing the plastic pins with a turned aluminum piece and a support sleeve inside the handle.

    The support sleeve is made from a piece of 3/16 O.D. aluminum tubing cut to length.
    Laying out the measurements before turning the new piece on the lathe. This is a piece of .125 diameter aluminum rod that slip fits inside the sleeve.

    Drilling the handle for the new pins. I popped the other pin off with a razor knife and drilled the first holes with a 1/16th dia. drill. Using the old pin locations as guides I carefully drilled these first holes to ensure the new pins would be on center.


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    Initial drilled hole. You can also see the new pins and sleeve in the foreground.

    After these were done I redrilled with a .125 drill for the new pins to slip into.

    I assembled the new pins with the sleeve inside the handle and put a bit of superglue at both ends. This will lock the sleeve to the mandrel and the joint won't move at all.

    I just snapped the lid onto the pot a little bit ago and it worked perfect!
    Thanks for looking.
    Mark


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