Jump to content

Recommended Posts

Trying to channel some positive energy here tonight after my spring failure...

After I finished my movement holder I was asked if I could make rack handle ferrules for old Phase Linear amplifiers. The original ferrules arrived this afternoon so I took a stab at it. 

OD is .500 inch for reference. (The gray one is the original and the silver one is what I made today)






Link to post
Share on other sites

Simple enough turning job, though parting off finish could be improved on😉.........Oh to have access to a lathe again, that is the one thing I miss about retiring, my first job on leaving school was a five year apprenticeship as a scientific instrument maker, we spent the first 6 months in the apprentice school making our own tools, still have the centre finder and set square......

Link to post
Share on other sites

I agree on that surface finish. I left three thousandths there for lapping but was rushed at the end of the day. 

It sits against the face plate anyway so not critical (provided its flat so there are no gaps). 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...