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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 02:51 pm
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Bobby Gaines
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Here is my newly restored Dayton 27, The little guy was in ok shape as far as the motor. The cage was a wreck, the blade was a mess and wiring was fried. Nick Loos redid the blade (beautiful) Darryl Hudson made me some brass acorn nuts for the motor bolts and I fabricated a brass cage. I fab the exactly like the one on my Dayton 22 except for the center ring(2" x 1/4" ring with S-wires sliver solder inside the ring. I love the low speed.




















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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 06:14 pm
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Steven P Dempsey
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Nice - -I have the tab-foot version needing a cage if you want more practice!!

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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 06:30 pm
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Stephen Chew
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:clap:Beautiful work Bobby. Did you bend the center ring with a slip roller? :clap: :clap:

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William Dunlap
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Rolling 1/4 inch brass stock into a 2 inch ring is not for wusses. Just sayin....
Nice job.
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Bill

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Dave McManaman
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That's a beautiful restoration. Nice work! :clap:

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 Posted: Thu Apr 29th, 2021 08:39 pm
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Alex Rushing
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That is Fantastic, Bobby!

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Patrick Ray
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A gorgeous restoration Bobby!

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 Posted: Fri Apr 30th, 2021 11:32 am
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Bobby Gaines
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Thanks to all for the nice comments! To answer your question Stephen I annealed the 1/4" brass rod and bent it around socket the had a 11/2" OD (Redneck Style). The next cage I fabricate I will try to document better. If it was not for this form I wouldn't know where to start building a cage. I have picked up pointers from members like Bill,Alex and others. Thanks





Still perfecting my jigs! 

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 Posted: Fri Apr 30th, 2021 06:43 pm
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William Dunlap
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Here a couple of tips. A slip roll with provisions(grooves machined into the rollers) for ring rolling can be had for little money and has the typical uses as well. Also, a ring roller (non-motorized) is also available for a relatively small amount. (they need modification to work without mangling your stock, but it's manageable in the garage.) I would avoid butt soldering material together to get appropriate lengths of brass for larger rings. 6 foot lengths are available from certain outlets.
Keep an eye out for certain diameters of wire needed as they are constantly in flux. For example, when you buy K&S 2.5mm wire it comes in 3/32 size. Those are two different sizes if you didn't know. I haven't seen .100 wire (2.5mm) in over a year.
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Bill

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Richard Daugird
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My shipping address is in the directory, or you can just bring it to me at Stan's... :D

Great job, I like the jigs you made, I have been wondering how you guys make the "S" curves. You might consider doing an article for the magazine.

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