This post covers the making of a part which will hopefully come together with the part in the last post. I am not quite sure how they will actually connect.
Here is the mould I am using for this part and the mould with copper beaten around it, secured with hose clips.
On the left nine pieces of brass rod have been bent to fit, clamped to half of the copper skin and welded together. At right a thinner piece of bar has been welded to one of the protruding rods and is gradually being bent into shape.
Here’s how it looked at the end of the day, welded up and filed into shape. Both halves of the copper skin are attached, once again with hose clips. What would I do without them!