Starting somewhere

by treforprest

The next stage was the making of two “wings”. This is how they were made.

lathe

First a length of  3/4″ brass bar was tapered in the lathe, after a hole was drilled and tapped in the wide end.

bend

Then this bar was bent into shape with a lot of trial and error.(out of focus – sorry)

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The rest of the frame is fabricated, bent to shape, then welded together, again with a fair bit of trial and error.

outer

the outer skin I shaped without a mould this time, hammering it out then fitting it to the frame.

wings inner

This is the inside of the wings. They are both a little different , I try to avoid symmetry.

wings

And this is how I imagine it will shape up. Of course there is another element which I have not started yet and this will be the major part. Maybe I should have made that first. But you have to start somewhere.

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