Well i figure i need a spot for the projects that dont require a dedicated write up. Ill start with this modified quad/dirtbike front brake ... um ... mount, its for a volt meter on one of my motorbikes
Also today i faced up my BPC wheels but need to center the center holes and find a suitable axle.
I also made up the plug and mounted it in the lathe to see if i could turn this size of material and i can although the steady is to small to use
this will be welded as solid as i can manage on a roller i have yet to build
I believe cannons are treated as antiques even if they are reproductions. Same goes for flintlocks, but amuzzle loading percussion cap gun has to be an original. I don’t think there are any restrictions on importing antique guns but I’ve never did it.
There’s a black powder Brit army shoot in Bowden late June. It doesn’t appear that there will ba any cannon though.
I have made contact with a fellow from Medicine Hat that’s involved in Riel Rebellion re-enactment. They have a ½ scale 9 pounder that they shoot. So far they don’t have any schedule for 2018.
As this is my general shop thread, today i start a new lantern tool post. I need one to hold my smaller boring/threading bar. Now before anyone gets into suggesting i buy a QCTP .... im broke, and i like the lantern style (yes i have used QCTP) added bonus i already have a piece of metal i can use.
first a rough size round is cut so i can face in the lathe to dimension, i will also drill the post hole at this time before i square it up rough on the band saw so it will fit in my mill for final sizing
.... 30 minutes later i realize im hardly cutting and needed to add a few more shoes