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Bristol Pilot Cutter by michael mott - 1/8 scale (POF)

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Thanks again for the kind remarks, I settled on the oval handle I found a classic one that was for sale on Ebay so used that one as a guide  I liked the 2 inch square plate and the oval head screws. I set up the 1/2 inch collet in the square collet holder and made 4 cuts

 

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The parted them off on the lathe

 

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Next I turned up a ball and filed the sides to create the oval shape it took a bit of fettling to get the correct shape. It occurred to me that it would be best to make the square key part integral to the handle so after shaping the handle I reduced the diameter so that it could be filed square.

 

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Slowly I filed down to the 1.2 mm to fit into the square hole in the lock, I used a bit of the same square tube as the gauge while filing to dimension.

 

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then slid. the handle into the lock, just need to drill the screw holes in the plate and figure out the second handle for the back side of the door.

 

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Michael

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Michael, Amazing. I’ve read all of your builds and parts of them several times. But I’m going to reread them all from start to finish. There is so much to be learned, especially from a standard of quality point of view.

 

Kurt

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Greg, Druxey, Rick, Dirk, and Kurt, Thank you all for you kindness.

 

I have just about finished the handles now, The second Handle require a slightly different approach because I needed to insert the square tube into it. and I needed to do that under pressure so a tight fit. first the rough shaping.

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Then after getting the handle shaped the square tube was pushed into the hole.

 

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Then cut off with the Jewelers saw.

 

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I used the watchmakers key tool as a holder for the final polishing.

 

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And the handles are done.

 

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Next the square roses were drilled and countersunk IMG_9051x1024.jpg.ddb6599ba0a5ebfc771a398aa885383c.jpg

The fake screws are basically the same as the hinge screws except these are oval headed.

 

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and the back set mounted on the door as well, just four more screws.

 

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Time for a break today.

 

Michael

 

 

 

 

 

 

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But where's the lock and key? ;) :)  Just kidding - darn that is some lovely work; you Sir are a magician with brass.

 

cheers

 

Pat

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I am about to hit the 'ignore this topic' button, it makes me ache ...

 

Brass and silver were traditionally given a thin coat of zapon-lacquer to prevent tarnishing.

 

On the other hand, it seems that the handles and taps on the SEA CLOUD were gold-plated, because it was cheaper this way to keep them bright.

 

Jewellery makers supply shops sell tampon-plating sets, in case you consider.

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Steve, Pat, Bob, Geert, Eberhard, Keith and Johann thank you for you kind comments.

The front panel is now assembled and the catch plate is fitted. 

On 2/7/2020 at 12:39 PM, KeithAug said:

exquisite - only to be improved by making the end plate screw slots vertical.

I made sure the catch plate screw slots were vertical, the door will have to suffice with slanted screw slots. The tung oil really brings out the lustre of the inset panels and the ritch colour of the wood.

 

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The bottom of the panel fits into a slot in the floorboards which are now scraped Maple, there is a 1/6th bar glued across the bottom of the panel that is level with the floorboards, this allows for the door to be contained within the panel and the click when it closes is audible

 

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Next the rear panels to be glued up all the parts are cut already.  Once they are done then the side panels can be fitted as they will hook into the bulkheads at the forward and aft ends.

 

Michael

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Extremely nice work on the woodwork Michael.  As Pat has mentioned above, the grain really looks beautiful, especially now that the tung oil has been applied.  Matching the grain pattern down through the individual door panels is an elegant touch.  

 

Gary

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Eberhard and forum friends

I'm OK Family is OK Mind has been focused elsewhere at the moment.

One of my character flaws.

https://vimeo.com/manage/396847956/general

 

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I am staying home keeping in touch with family by telephone and working in the workshop I needed a break from the woodwork and so have been attending my other passion the narrow gauge works locomotives. If anyone is interested i could do another thread in the non ship category model section.

 

Stay safe everyone, My hands have never been cleaner that they are right now in fact I have been needing to use some hand lotion because they are vry dry from all the washing.

 

Michael

 

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Michael - loco's is good....... I find myself washing my hands even when I haven't been out - such is my paranoia. It does seem that Corvid 19 has an age prejudice.

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I'd follow a loco thread Michael

 

As for covid, the Sydney Heritage Fleet shipyard has been closed down and all cruises cancelled because most of the volunteers are of an age deemed susceptible

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Great to hear you are well Michael, and hopefully you and family will all continue to have good health.

 

I am sure many would be interested in your 'other activity' :)

 

Pat

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