One Winter’s Production

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A mix of sizes 2, 3, 4.
Now I am ready to prototype next winter’s model.

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4 Responses to One Winter’s Production

  1. metalAddict says:

    Great. Just a question: once you have a clear manufacturing process, tools, fixtures, etc., what’s the marginal time of effort to build just one more unit? Thanks for share!.

  2. dave49 says:

    metalAddict,
    With fixtures already built, a single reel takes about 60 hours. This could be significantly reduced if I had a larger lathe and mill. Probably could get it down to 30 hours.
    Dave

  3. Keenan says:

    I know the reels are the primary focus of the picture, but that classic Craftsman machinists toolbox is fantastic. It makes for a great backdrop.

    • dave49 says:

      Keenan,
      I bought it at the giant auction site in the sky (we are on satellite internet service here). Research there shows two “classic” brands of wood tool chests: Gerstner and Union. This one is a Union, but was evidently sold by Sears.
      Dave

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