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> Using an external means of alignment does not cause too much
> solder, and if it does I would like to know where the extra solder
> comes from.
That is a valid question. A simple experiment should demonstrate the
Assemble few cheniers with whatever extra alignment method and place
it on a sheet of rolled metal. Unless sheet is perfectly flat,
looking with light behind the cheniers reveals gaps between the sheet
and the cheniers.
Do this with 3, 5, and 7 cheniers. It will show that with increasing
length, gaps will increase as well. When such arrangement is
soldered, these gaps are filled with solder. In hinge fabrication
this has to avoided at all costs.