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Old 13th Apr 2009, 8:36 pm   #21
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Default Re: Making Replacement Knob Brights.

These knob brights look very good. There used to be a chap who made reproduction chrome brights for 1930s Ekcos. However he doesn't seem to be doing them now, last I heard it had not been cost effective to make further stocks. If you could make some up, ideally chromed, (but even just a "chrome colour" would be better than nothing), I am sure there would be a market of grateful potential customers. (Including myself and I know of at least one other).

I tried making some a few years ago, but had no way of making the domed effect, which needs to be done before the plating is applied.
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Old 15th Apr 2009, 11:56 am   #22
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Default Re: Making Replacement Knob Brights.

Hello again,

Edward very kindly sent me one of the Roberts knob brights and it really is good quality, nice and shiny with a perfectly smooth round edge with no evidence whatsoever of having been trimmed, unlike some other reproduction brights that I've seen. It fits an R300 knob here perfectly, so will also fit knobs on the RT1, R200 etc.

Well done Edward and thanks.

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PS: I need two more please !
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Old 29th Jun 2009, 8:21 pm   #23
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Hi Edward, Top class work and a credit to you. Out of curiosity have you considered metal spinning to turn the edges where needed?
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Old 12th Jul 2009, 11:31 am   #24
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Default Re: Making Replacement Knob Brights.

Col,

Thank you for your kind comments.

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Out of curiosity have you considered metal spinning to turn the edges where needed?
I did consider it, but having looked closely at some hand-spun items I decided that the surface finish would need a lot of further work in order to produce an acceptably polished result.

Using the present method I can simply polish the finished item under power whilst it is still mounted on the lathe arbor.

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Old 22nd Jul 2009, 6:27 pm   #25
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Default Re: Making Replacement Knob Brights.

Edward,

Well done on this really interesting piece of reproduction!

I've posted a 'wanted' message elsewhere looking for a particular bright, but in the likely event of my being unable to obtain one, are you willing to take on commissions to make brass brights in small quantities for specific knobs, namely a Regentone DB2? I have a pattern. It looks very similar to your first prototype.
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Old 23rd Jul 2009, 7:10 pm   #26
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Old 24th Aug 2013, 9:53 am   #27
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Default Re: Making Replacement Knob Brights.

Did we ever get to produce the Hacker Bright ?

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Old 24th Aug 2013, 10:18 am   #28
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Edward (Igranic) was taken ill a few years ago (search Forum) I am not sure he would be able to use his lathe again. I see he has not logged into this forum for four months now. Edward If you read this I hope you can say hello.
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Old 24th Aug 2013, 11:04 am   #29
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That is very sad news. Edward's brights were excellent, and readily available on eBay very reasonably.

Hello from me too, Edward.

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