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by garyc » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:07 am

Nice bit of machining Dave
Nicely polished as well
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by cannonball » Wed Feb 12, 2020 12:07 pm

Very talented, how long did it take you to make it Dave ???
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by DPP » Thu Feb 13, 2020 5:42 pm

Thanks guys, it probably took best part of 2 days, but was my first time using a 4 jaw chuck, boring to an accurate size and cutting a keyway.
I have now ordered some more tooling for the lathe that will be easier to work with and reduce labour time, so I reckon I could make another in 8 -10 hours with the new tooling and experience gained on this part.
I only polished it for fun and that only took ½ hour.

It was very enjoyable and I kept coming in late for tea because I was having so much fun, not sure what im going to make next but my daughters home now and she is going to make a machinists hammer so I will be passing on some skills next.
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by Martin R » Fri Feb 14, 2020 1:13 am

Very impressive. Perhaps you should now install a clear cowl so that you can show off the good work!
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by DPP » Sun Mar 29, 2020 6:00 pm

More progress, the metalwork is almost complete now with new n/s/r 1/4 panel, inner and outer rear valances and n/s chassis tube repair and covers fitted. Not sure when it will be finished though with the current lockdown.

Not really a problem as I have lots to do with all the parts removed from the car, this afternoon was spent making some new front hub nuts as these are not available for FF’s. Only a small part but it wont hold me up later in the restoration.

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by Grant » Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:10 pm

Very Nice DaveImage, I guess you must have a milling machine do you?.. I think I can see milling marks where you cut the split pin slotsImage.. Oh.. Nearly Forgot to say DaveImage... You've just earned another one of these medals.. Congrats>>Image
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by cannonball » Sun Mar 29, 2020 8:17 pm

great work Dave
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by Robinson D » Mon Mar 30, 2020 2:37 am

I'm jealous :wink: .
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by VFK44 » Wed Apr 01, 2020 2:16 pm

[Note by Moderator VFK44 : The posts not directly relating to restoration of FF 119/133 have now been moved to two different threads in General Discussion - "sheds and workshops" and "Machine Tools"]
Sheds: https://www.joc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=29953
Machine Tools: https://www.joc.org.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=30690

I think the two are sufficiently different to deserve two topics.
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