Cannon Wheel Brackets. Cast or Machine?
Previously I have made model wheel brackets using 2 different methods…. 1. casting 2.turning/milling
So, these are the wheel brackets which I have made for the current model Armstrong 110pr…
I think that when these are finished they will look closer to the original than either of the previous examples, and they certainly look more robust and fit for purpose IMO. So, what do you think?
The above wheel brackets were milled from 38mm brass rod….
On reviewing this post I noticed that the slot for the wheel looked a bit shallow, and when I measured it I found that it is 2.5mm too shallow. A simple mistake, but must be fixed.
The problem is how to hold the workpiece while cutting the slot the extra 2.5mm deeper.
Possibilities. 1. make a circular jig to clamp the bracket in the milling vice. 2. just hold the bracket in the milling vice and hope for the best. 3.solder a 38mm cylinder to the top of the bracket, and hold the extension in the vice. 4. make new brackets.
At this moment I am thinking that I will try 1. and if unsuccessful move to 4.
Watch this space…..