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1/8th scale wooden D8, more photos

05-08-2018 12:40 AM by hookfoot | 5 comments »

Blade and push arms. I make all the pins that I need out of various sizes of copper wire and copper pipi, depending on the size. If you glue wooden dowels they come loose over time with wood movement and they are either to tight or sloppy loose. When I use #6 copper the hole I drill is just larger than #6 wire diameter. When I need a screw in pin I use brass bolt stock as you can see in the blade arms and clyinders. The nearest scale size to the pin diameter. Sometimes I use poetic license and change because the actual size does not look right. Three bar ripper with mount. I use the insulation from #12 copper wire for my flexible hoses and the wire for the solid tubing. I swedge...

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