Saturday, July 24, 2010

"Thanks Folks"

Just a quick thank you to all who have signed on as followers.
Only a few weeks ago the Blog had around 9, and now were up to 21.
Very cool, and I hope to keep you all enthralled.
Yes Wes, you were the 1st....;)

Friday, July 23, 2010

"Brass Lanterns"

Hi Folks,
Up for sale are a few Brass Self Lighting Gas Lanterns in a one time design.
These are fairly large, but I had several requests for ones along this line.
They are 2.281 long X .750 over the flats of the hex.
Weight is 3oz. according to my postal scale.
These come loaded with a Green 3mm X 23mm SLGV.
The vial can be removed by taking out the 1/4-20 ss socket set screw in the bottom of the Lantern. The set screw has been drilled to allow viewing of the SLGV as well.
I'm asking $135.00.
Please Email if you'd like to make a purchase.
All have been SOLD!!
Thanks for looking,

Sunday, July 18, 2010

"Machining Of The Frames Completed"

Here we are,
I finished up the final machining of the Frames yesterday.
That included adding the detent hole, milling of the frame lock bar, and adding my makers mark.
Next up, I'll be starting the blades.
Thanks for checking in,

Saturday, July 10, 2010

" And A Bit Further...."

Hey there Folks,
Here is another progress report for those of you that are following this project.
I was able to add the blade slots this past weekend on the 4th & 5th.
It took 18 passes on each frame with a .140 diameter carbide mill to reach the final slot depth. I had to alter the mill in the surface grinder by spinning the .1875 shank to under .140 to be able to achieve the final depth. With that much of the mill protruding from the tool holder, and the spun shank I was pleasantly surprised the one end mill made it through the entire lot of 20 pieces.
I'm not sure if you can see it in the pics, but these slots are cut along a radius, meaning the X, Y, and Z axis of the machine were moving simultaneously.
So here are a couple of pics...enjoy,