Making an Aerial-Match

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Crucian
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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Crucian » Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:13 pm

Looking better with each instalment Leszek, but do try and stay warm :Hat:

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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Hovis » Sun Mar 04, 2018 11:00 am

Watermole, what wonderful progress indeed. I'm interested to see how the solid floor/pillar arrangement is going to work - very innovative. I agree that they do kink the line to a degree but the look SO much better. I wonder how many pillars would be needed to prevent the problem? From what I've seen of aerials, which is little, the most common constructions is 12 pillars. Could the problem be solved whilst keeping the "look?
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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Lovatt » Mon Mar 05, 2018 10:30 pm

I would say the reel is coming along nicely, if the drums floor was ventilated apart from making it lighter would it make the spool any weaker? I have seen several reel spools ventilated like that in the past, looking forward to the next post and if I may say, thank god the weathers warming up I can finally get out there and wet a line.

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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Evert van der Plas » Fri Mar 09, 2018 10:30 pm

Wow That is something different and it is a pleasure to watch this project and pictures you post. Thank you for these lessons again :-) you are the master Watermole+

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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Watermole+ » Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:18 pm

..It seems that the gap between my posts on this are getting ever further apart!

However, I do assure all of you that things are progressing, albeit slowly and If I can clear immediate outstanding work within the next few weeks, it will get back underway again.

I had nearly finished another build and noticed that my little stock of reel seats was down to the last one and so needed to make a few more.
On measuring up the Aerial-Match seat, it was found to be 3/16" longer, 1/32" narrower and 1/2 a degree shallower angle than the regular size.
Not only that, the fixing holes were 1/32" further apart!
Now, it probably wouldn't matter two hoots about these details, but in the interests of faithful reproduction, I decided to make a special batch of seats, just for these reels. This meant some additional calculations and tooling modification, but I think it will be worth it in the end.

Here are some pictures of the two batches being worked together. The seats are still not finished as there is a radius to be cut in on the seat base, to match the top of the lug on the backplate and I still need to drill and counterbore the holes to accept the proper screws, but this will be done later on..

The first thing was to cut up some rectangular brass bar to lengths, not forgetting to make the A-M ones longer..

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Next, it was cut down to the two separate widths..

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The next step was to put the handle radius on the top..

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This was all done on the lathe with the vertical slide attachment, as is the drilling of the fixing holes, not forgetting that the A-M ones are further apart by 1/32"..

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The last machining stage was to put on the two different tapers and ribbing grooves in my normal seats.
Care was needed here as the base of the A-M seats is wider than other ones.

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The A-M ones are on the left. They may only be 3/16" longer and 1/32" narrower, but you can see the difference between the two batches.
I now have to hand file the radii on the ends and cut the location radii on the bases, but as you see, a start has been made and we are getting there..

Thank you for your patience! :Hat:

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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Crucian » Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:11 pm

As ever Wm+, brilliant :Hat:

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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Lea Dweller » Sat Apr 14, 2018 9:17 pm

I read your words and I see the results, but the bit in between is way beyond my comprehension, brilliant! :surrender:
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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Marc » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:55 pm

Oh to be able to make things like that. Fascinating as always.
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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Jardine » Sun Apr 15, 2018 5:29 am

Its all so impressive and your work is beautiful.
How many hours will go into making this one reel?
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Re: Making an Aerial-Match

Post by Lovatt » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:57 pm

machining a dream, what a lovely reel it will be fantastic.

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