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.
The caps made next, turned to a sliding fit:
Then cut to length, and the edges cut to a 2mm radius to match the bells I’m replicating.
The caps and tubes are soldered in, cleaned up ready to be polished and chrome plated.
The frame has two issues; the damper mechanism has broken, and a leg is bent
The two pins that make the fulcrum for the damper bar were held in with two tiny pins.
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.