Raised Pillar Frame

For my 5 reel group, all parts have been machined for 4 reels. These have round rings and side plates, as shown in the photo that is presently the header of this blog. For the 5th reel, I wanted to do something different, so I have altered the rings to make a raised pillar design.

Fabrication of the ring starts with a slice of 6061 aluminum tube stock. Here it is being roughly sized on the mill. While still in the 4 jaw chuck, I will improve the surfaces on the lathe.
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Now drill and counterbore holes for the pillar screws.
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As the flange is cut away, the ring becomes much more compliant. So before cutting, I screw the ring to a piece of tool plate.
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Here is the ring with the flange mostly cut away.
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My round tool plate was not large enough to hold the ring while rounding off the lugs, so I made a new fixture for this. It holds the ring by 2 screws.
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Here is the the raised pillar frame, compared to a round reel that uses the same spool.  I will make black Delrin side plates to press into the rings.
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One Response to Raised Pillar Frame

  1. richard westerfield says:

    nicely done i have been looking for a long time to see how this is done now AI know
    thank you
    Richard Westerfield

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