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Posted by ChillPhatCat | Apr 23, 2016 @ 06:34 PM | 750 Views
Bought a propane torch today and took it for a test bend. I'm never bending cold music wire again.

Also I cut out 20/40 of the required ribs. More to come when I start gluing things together.
Posted by ChillPhatCat | Apr 09, 2016 @ 05:36 PM | 1,186 Views
My scroll saw skills are a little rusty but not terrible.
Posted by ChillPhatCat | Apr 09, 2016 @ 12:04 PM | 1,149 Views
I have got the spinner fitted... not as easy as it sounds. I bought a 2" Dave Brown Vortech spinner and the recommended short prop adapter... well with this 12" prop the short adapter was about 1mm too long. I considered trimming it or getting a bigger spinner but decided to look around. It turns out that the OS .25-.46 GP Spinner nut was 1.6mm shorter so I went and bought that. The secondary issue is that the spinner came with a 5mm bolt which is incompatible with just about every nut... including all of the DB adapters! So I also bought some stubby 10-32 bolts... And as you can see it all fits... the prop is even a perfect profile for the cutout in the spinner so there will be no need to trim it.

The other picture shows my prep to cut ribs. I glue sticked them to the sheet and plan to just cut along the pattern... a stack of short pieces to mass produce them.