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Login Name Post: Rebuilding a Mendi Wheellock        (Topic#307098)
dd832 
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08-13-18 07:00 PM - Post#1697608    

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Pile of Parts photo - most filed & polished to 240 grit:


I'll have to take a photo of all the other parts I made but didn't work out - it's about as much as the finished parts.

The wheel brace is mounted on an aluminum bar for filing & polishing (lower right). I still need to thin the bridle (upper left) and polish the exterior parts to another grit or 2.

 
RJDH 
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08-14-18 09:10 AM - Post#1697680    

    In response to dd832

You've done a Very fine job, Mike!!

Hat is off to you.

Richard.

 
dd832 
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08-17-18 11:25 PM - Post#1698364    

    In response to RJDH

Finally able to get away from polishing and machined the bridle top thinner:


I initially mounted the bridle on the lathe with a 1/4-20 brass screw. I was able to machine around the spindle pivot but there was too much chatter to finish it on the lathe. Here is the bridle after draw filing & polishing:


 
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