1″ Chimes (Job No: 1026)

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I have been commissioned to make a set of replica 1″ Chimes to replace a set that has been damaged.
Having taken delivery of a load of brass tube and solid round, I need to cut the tubes oversize to clear the workshop floor & prevent the tubes from being damaged.
Once the tubes have been cut and de-burred the hanging holes are drilled. The holes are then chamfered and filed to remove any sharp edges.
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The caps made next, turned to a sliding fit:
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Then cut to length, and the edges cut to a 2mm radius to match the bells I’m replicating.
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The caps and tubes are soldered in, cleaned up ready to be polished and chrome plated.

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Frame Repair
The frame has two issues; the damper mechanism has broken, and a leg is bent
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The two pins that make the fulcrum for the damper bar were held in with two tiny pins.
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Due to the fact that both are missing, the design is flawed. I will replace them with turned bolts that can be thread locked and tightened hard into the frame.

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