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Center Bolt Removal

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The next task is to remove the center bolt. When the pressure is released the leaves can come flying apart. To reduce the chances of injuring himself before we’ve even gotten started, Hardy uses a clamping table. You probably don’t have the luxury of owning such a beast, but you can get by with a couple of large C-clamps. While he’s at it, Hardy also takes a moment to knock off the accumulated rust and scale that has collected between the leaves. A wire wheel works well, too.