Match Aerial Arbour

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Mitch300
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Match Aerial Arbour

Post by Mitch300 » Wed Dec 19, 2018 4:12 am

Colleagues: I am pleased to present a 4-piece arbour for the C340 4 1/2" Match Aerial.

My original intent was to make, using a 3-D printer, the 12-piece snap-in arbour designed and built on a lathe by Watermole and described elsewhere on the forum, but I couldn't achieve the tolerances needed.

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Instead, I made a 4-piece arbour with an outer surface that extends 1/32" beyond the outside of each pillar, with a very thin
gap between each adjoining piece (dare I call it `ventilated'?). The added height may slightly worsen the line spilling problem.
The total weight of the 4-piece arbour is about 13 grams. It is similar to the Speedia arbour described by MacMan on this forum. Once fitted to the reel, the first few turns of line keep the arbour tightly in position against the pillars.

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It seems to work well in the workshop and on the local river. The photo below shows a model in white.

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There are two .stl 3D printer files that are free to anyone who wishes to download them from the link below.

https://www.egr.msu.edu/~brereton/MAArbor.htm

One is the plain quarter-circle arbour and the other has a small indentation to clear the back of the handle post. Each reel requires two of each. If you are in the US and would like one, please send a PM and I will pop it in the mail. I believe our good friend Stathamender may be able to organize a bulk printing order for those in the UK who might be interested.

A Merry Christmas to all Forum members,

G. B.
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Re: Match Aerial Arbour

Post by Chavender » Wed Dec 19, 2018 5:54 pm

very nice.
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Re: Match Aerial Arbour

Post by Stathamender » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:35 pm

I believe our good friend Stathamender may be able to organize a bulk printing order for those in the UK who might be interested.
I'll post something on this later this week.
Iain

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