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Is there a trick - Assembling Amati Chainplates and Deadeyes

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Hi Everyone,


I purchased these as a set. I assumed (there's that word again) that they would be pre assembled.

Is there a "trick on how to assemble them without destroying the dead eyes, as I did on my first attempt.


It's prob. staring me in the face but I can't see it. Any advice will be appreciated.






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this is the best i can do 


deadeys are inserted into the band


one lug is turned 90 degs and one end of the band in inserted then the 2nd lug turned to lock into posion



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Your description is exactly how I would do it.  I think you are putting them together just fine.  I don't know why you are destroying the dead eyes unless you are squeezing them too hard while holding the dead eye with pliers.

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I might be blind but I don't see the problem.  How were you destroying the dead eyes?



I ended up nicking a couple of them when I used small pliers to attempt to return the ring part around the dead eyes. There is a small nick on the pic I posted.

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