David Waite
Just like to share some photos of 3  lever frames I made by hand and machine from steel & stainless steel in much of my spare time over the last 3 years. The only brass items on them are the lovely DCC concepts etched lever numbers: there is a 3 lever, 15 lever and a 30 lever frame - this one will be fully mechanically interlocked including full sequential locking. Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-200506_Gallery.jpg, Views: 47, Size: 79.06 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-200452_Gallery.jpg, Views: 46, Size: 94.61 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-200220_Gallery.jpg, Views: 46, Size: 80.05 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-200156_Gallery.jpg, Views: 45, Size: 68.00 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-200129_Gallery.jpg, Views: 44, Size: 81.44 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-200009_Gallery.jpg, Views: 46, Size: 87.76 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195911_Gallery.jpg, Views: 47, Size: 92.90 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195856_Gallery.jpg, Views: 47, Size: 70.35 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195733_Gallery.jpg, Views: 42, Size: 65.34 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195413_Gallery.jpg, Views: 43, Size: 66.76 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195400_Gallery.jpg, Views: 40, Size: 92.37 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195328_Gallery.jpg, Views: 44, Size: 74.85 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195301_Gallery.jpg, Views: 45, Size: 107.69 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195241_Gallery.jpg, Views: 49, Size: 80.75 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195216_Gallery.jpg, Views: 46, Size: 68.81 KB Click image for larger version - Name: Screenshot_20190829-195136_Gallery.jpg, Views: 47, Size: 130.54 KB
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AHJAY
Absolutely beautiful work David

regards, Ahjay
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Bunkerbarge
Stunning, completely stunning.  Beautiful  engineering modelling of the highest order.  I hope we get to see more of your work on here.
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Jaz Avalley JazAvalley

so crisp looks like they were professionally tooled, superb.

edited to agree with Bunkerbarge, would love to see more of this or other work. Even to which tools you used.

Jaz Avalley

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David Waite
Hi Jaz  / And HI to All many thanks for your kind comments I will sort some more photo's next week .The tools I used :  a lathe was used for turning the handles , lever pivot bushes & lever spacing bushes that ride on the main shaft, a mill drill was used for the milling work and most of the drilling, not just for the lever frames but also for the many jigs that I made for their construction .A hand hacksaw a sheet metal gulitine and tin snips was used to cut the sheet metal and steel pieces, a bender was used to shape the metal frame sections into their required shapes and I made a die to press the quadrent sections into a uniform arc in a hydraulic press after these were drilled and finished off I had them ZINK plated to prevent the lock slides from rusting . A Dremel tool for grinding and drilling , hand tools inc files, pliers, hammers, punches ect. Oxy & acetylene for the welding of the lever handles and pivot bushes to the levers and the welding of the catch handles to their U brackets and the catch blocks to the catch rods this was done with 45% Silver . I copper plated each catch rod with their lock block in a copper plating unit l made to prevent corrosion after welding . A spot welder was used to join the lever to the lower wider section piece that the pivot Bush is mounted in .  A electric and gas soldering iron was used with 50/50 solder and acid flux for the mounting of the etch numbers the making of the micro switch frames and the catch handle spring locking mechanism . I used a Air brush to spray the etch primer, top coat and clear protective coats and a tiny paint brush was used to paint the lever numbers .Regards David 
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Bunkerbarge
Model engineering of this calibre is simply a pleasure to see.
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Mister Rusty
So succinctly put, engineering indeed.
Superb
Pete
Bunkerbarge,
I am locked out, hooked up on your last message, this is the only way that l can get into the forum.
Anyone else having issues?
Please check.
Could anyone reading  this, please advise Jazavalley or another admin , thanks
Be careful, in case it's a virus. The message received is:-
The last email that was sent to you was returned as spam by your email provider. Please update your account with a valid email address. Ahjay said  that my details are all in order, correct address and all.
Pete
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chuckles
Wish you were in business I would certainly buy a set.  
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David Waite
Thank you. Because of the amount of time It took to make them if I was to charge a hourly rate 
you would need to be a millionaire 🙂
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