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WMello

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Here we go again

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With a little help from the nosy fella

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I appreciate your helper. I have one of my own, He doesn't get on the work bench, but does curl around my legs. I also appreciate your skill level. I'm proud of mine, yours leaves me in the dust.
 

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I am "watching" your thread.
Thanks for sharing it with us!
-brino
 

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Love your 'helper'. I have two of them. :)

Will be watching this thread.
 

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Watching the thread with my "helper".
You are a true craftsman and artist...
 

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Every shop needs a furry helper or two :D
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Hello,

Sorry but I have no updates. Just spent the weekend filing the plates edges.
Probably will have nightmares about files.

Wagner
 

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Just spent the weekend filing the plates edges.
Probably will have nightmares about files.
I know what you mean, I have them about polishing :laughing:
But its all worth it in the long run.
 

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Plates filled, drilled/reamed and tapped
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Beginning of the pillars
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Awesome work. I can only dream of performing at that level. Well done.

David
 

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What a lovely "brass" cat, with symmetrical markings.

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Nice work on the clock, is this a kit or did you cnc the frame ?
did your helper get his/her ear a little to close to a machine,
May need to get it some safety glasses
 

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Hi Dlane,

I'm building from a plan (An Elegant Skeleton Clock by John Wilding).
Frame plates are 3/16" brass cut in my CNC router.
Boss got his ear trimmed by the rescue/neuter people.

Wagner
 

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The Boss certainly is getting pretty handy, I must say. Doesn't even get Dykem on himself either...

-frank
 

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Thank you all for the comments. I appreciate it.

And the Boss likes it too.

Wagner

Got his nose on the Dykem paintbrush once. Learned fast.
 

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Wagner very nice work. How are you joining the multiple parts of the barrel?

David
 

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Hi David

Barrel.JPG
Loctite and pins at the back cover, screws at front.

Wagner
 

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Wow... you do some amazing work.
 

brino

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That's the cat's a$$!

Honest, it is a sign of respect for your work.
Apparently not a widely used expression but one that fits in two ways.
Here's a reference: http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=cats ass
(Neither my sons or my wife knew of the expression.....so I thought I should explain it.)

-brino
 

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Very beautiful work. I will be very interested in seeing the finished product. :encourage:
 

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Wagner what material is the spring made of?

David
 

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Hi David,

Unspecified brass plate, 3/32" thick.
I think it's 260

Wagner
 
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