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The Fletcher Saga29/04/2012 - 4:55 PM
I mentioned in 'Not Fit For Purpose' that
Quote: the mount-cutter is now functional
And so it was. And indeed it is.
However, what I failed to disclose was that it was not complete.
There was, and is, a top and bottom stop missing from it.
However, the owner of the machine insists upon having a top and bottom stop fitted, prior to selling the machine on. I presume that he is of the belief that he will get a better price for the machine with the stops fitted, than for a machine without them. He's the salesman - not me, so he may well be right.
I suspect that this cutter never had a top & bottom stop, and that they were offered as an optional extra.
Be that as it may, we shall see.
For I have procured a top & bottom stop, with a part missing from each, which I will have to make.
A small knurled knob for the bottom stop. And a scale rail for the top stop.
Merely an hours work on the metal lathe.
If my suspicion about these being optional extras is correct I will then find that there is no means provided to attach the stops to the machine. So those means will have to be provided too.
But the good news is that when these things are done, I can get rid of it, back to it's owner.
And I should make a healthy profit on the repair to the machine; the purchase of the stops; the remedial work done to them and the fitment to the machine.
I can distinctly feel a new lens coming on