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Post  craig@STW on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 7:22 pm

A quick video to show the twisting of the brass bar for the showmans roof struts. one end of the bar is held in the chuck of the lathe and the other end in the tool holder. the chuck is then rotated seven times to achieve the twist...



the pile of twisted brass



you can see the bar after the first twisting on the left of this photo, the one on the right has had a second twist to get a much tighter coil, this is how they will all look when finished



side view (struts still to have second twisting)




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Post  lynnr on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 8:32 pm

Looking good indeed!

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Post  Robfishman on Thu 21 Mar 2013, 10:59 pm

Very nice, and good to hear a bit of Dolly Parton in the background.

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Re: showmans twisted brass

Post  Tony King on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 9:11 am

Craig,
While looking at your photos of the Showmans progress, my eye keeps being drawn to a couple of objects in the back ground, they look abit like a pair of bar stools, which would be very uncomfortable to sit on Shocked
Just being "nosey" really, but "what are they"? Are they bits of Steve's Stanley Steam car? Speaking of which, how are "they" coming along?
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Post  craig@STW on Sun 24 Mar 2013, 1:39 pm

yeah, parts of the steam cars. not sure what they are though Question

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