My first effort underway...

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KenSowerbutts
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by KenSowerbutts » Sun Feb 04, 2018 5:09 pm

Really great keep it going ,sure you will get a fantastic result .
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Northern_Nomad » Sun Feb 04, 2018 6:04 pm

I was following the clues and waiting for this :holmes:

First clue was the purchase for Christmas of a dividing head.

Second clue was the questions of the materiel on BB reel and Walkers account of ‘ flaming swarf’

Very, very nice work :Thumb:

I know from turning aluminium billet to produce Walker net hinge-pieces ( T pieces) the amount of scarf produced. Not quite enough to sell to a scrap merchant but enough for the local tip to question if you are a business!

Look forward to seeing the next instalment.
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Wallys-Cast » Sun Feb 04, 2018 7:57 pm

Looking good Steve. No better way to learn than just doing it.

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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Crucian » Sun Feb 04, 2018 8:00 pm

Well done indeed Steve, looking forward to further instalments.

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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:45 pm

Thank you for the kind comments chaps, it's all a bit trial and error at the moment but very satisfying.

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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Troydog » Sun Feb 04, 2018 9:50 pm

I just can't believe that people just start making centre pin reels, yet so many do, even in our remote neck of the woods.

I guess that everyone who does this must basically have an engineering background. You don't just wake up and say "Well, I think I'm going to make a centre pin reel today." Well I don't anyway......
Trouble is, the fish just don't read the books......
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Hovis » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:08 pm

Super result Steve, is that finish with carbide tools? Re: wood - sapele or cherry to contrast with the bright finish of the Ali. You planning on one piece or a composite back?
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Feb 04, 2018 10:25 pm

Thanks Darren,
Yes - Ebay's finest El-Cheapo carbide, although they are aluminium cutting tips so more polished and a little sharper than the standard gold tips.

I'm toying with the idea of some kind of inlay on the back, set inside a decorative brass inlaid ring - but I'm also seriously considering keeping it very plain and simple for the 1st build. To be totally honest I'm making it up as I go along, so expect this to change several times between now and when I actually get to that bit.

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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Hovis » Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:42 am

How you getting on Steve? Good progress I trust
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Re: My first effort underway...

Post by Shed_Monkey » Sun Mar 11, 2018 12:09 pm

We're making slow headway - it's hard to get much done in term time as weekends are mostly spent marking books and planning lessons.

The check cog/wheel is done and fitted and a sapele back plate is also done. Next job will be the pin itself and the associated brasswork.

This will probably have to go on hold for a little while now, as although the Easter break is looming there are quite a few rods that need varnishing.

Cheers
Steve

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