Maybe I should have said "More on...."
I opted to make new supports rather than straighten and weld the old ones or buy the nice reproductions available. Luckily I found some 5/8 dia. .065 wall steel tubing. I believe this is a few thousandths thicker than original ones. My 12 ton press and a simple die flattened the ends well. A wood form let me bend the curve. I used a thin sheet of steel to shield most of the flame from the wood while heating the tubing. I will wait to drill the bottom hole until final assembly. This should eliminate the need for the original slot.
These would not pass the scrutiny that reproduction parts would require but were affordable and simple to make.
The filler blocks however are better than the original cast ones which sometimes break. I simply sawed some 3/4 steel shaft (good exercise ) offset down it's length and filed to size. Then drilled and tapped. (I have used the aluminum filler blocks on other projects and they work very well.)
The FUN continues.
Great stuff, Richard!
You need a band saw.
Always enjoy seeing your handi-work Richard
I'll take a set of straight ones for 1913 please
Well, you sure got this moron's attention ! Beautiful work Rich, thanks for showing us. I'd love to come up and see what you're doing, but I don't want to stop you from working !!
Looks good as always!
Geez, I envy skills like yours. Nice job.
What type of chord and switch is on that saw. I have two of them that are missing the power supply.
I have saved enough by not buying power tools to afford exercise equipment but don't think I need it yet. Hand sawing, filing and sanding are their own rewards. I do have a Sawzall that I use on heavier jobs. I also use an electric drill.
Thanks for looking.
When you post Richard I always look in amazement! You do wonderful hand crafted work. I enjoy your project posts. Pushes me into being creative. It must be the bowl full of spark plugs for breakfast that fires your creativity. Keepemcomin
Thanks Dallas. I find these things fun and interesting. I am glad if others do also.
I think it is the porcelain on porcelain first thing in the morning. I like them just as they are firing.
The original "breakfast of champions" . . . that "snap, crackle, pop" ain't from rice krispies !!
Its shocking but they give me heartburn.
Awesome post! Thank you
Today. This is the glass retainer on the 4th side of the glass. Apparently the plate glass came out in pieces. The key stock, clamps and Vise-Grips work well.