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Aedalas

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Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:27 pm

My first cutaway

This is my first real attempt at making one of these. I started to do one right when I first got into locks but just wrecked it and gave up.Now that I kind of know what I'm doing I tried it again.

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A little closer:

Cutaway 2.JPG


Different angle:

Cutaway 3.JPG


Cylinder rotated:

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I've learned a few things at least. Like doing it completely freehand was a bad idea, I should have at least drawn some lines first. I have some ideas on what to do differently on my next attempt, but I'd still love to hear any thoughts or suggestions.
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Post Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:35 pm

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Very nice! If you want someone to review it in person, let me know :P
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:12 am

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Very nice Aedales,

I love to work with a file
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 12:31 am

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Beautiful!! Just beautiful. I've got to try my hand at this one of these days.
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 1:52 am

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Very nice brass is soft but not east to work with power tools . I have not attempted a cutaway dam you now I have to go search for a cylinder now . I am sending your metal tomorrow or Friday when ever I get a chance .
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:44 am

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GOOd JOb
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:24 am

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Love it , one of my next projects ! does the lock still opperate as smoothly as an un cut one ?
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Post Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:25 pm

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Very nice! If you want someone to review it in person, let me know :P
Thanks man. Let me get a little better at this before I go passing them around though.

Very nice Aedales, Aedalas

I love to work with a file
Thank you! I do too, I used a Dremel and a mini hacksaw for a lot of the work but I do love the control you get from files.

Beautiful!! Just beautiful. I've got to try my hand at this one of these days.
No time like the present! I'd be real interested in seeing what you do as you strike me as a bit of a perfectionist. No offense meant by that, it's a good thing imo.

GOOd JOb
Thankya much!

Very nice brass is soft but not east to work with power tools . I have not attempted a cutaway dam you now I have to go search for a cylinder now . I am sending your metal tomorrow or Friday when ever I get a chance .
I haven't done much with it besides this, but right now I'd say brass is a great material to work with like this. It's soft enough that it doesn't take hours to grind down a lot of material yet still hard enough that you don't have to be super careful about going too fast. The heat dissapates nice and quick too. Looking forward to it, more metal to play with is always a good thing, thanks again man!

Love it , one of my next projects ! does the lock still opperate as smoothly as an un cut one ?
When I first tried it out I had just filed down the rough edges on the inside so there would be no gouging or anything and it was pretty rough. Rather than hit it with the graphite I took it all back apart and sanded it all (inside) with 1000 grit paper then polished it as well so it was VERY smooth. The pin chambers are a motherbitch to sand btw... After polishing it all up inside it works great, no roughness or grittyness at all.
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Post Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:01 am

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Very nice, very "clean" work. The slots look perfect.
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Post Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:48 am

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great work
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Post Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:08 am

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Aedalas wrote:
Beautiful!! Just beautiful. I've got to try my hand at this one of these days.
No time like the present! I'd be real interested in seeing what you do as you strike me as a bit of a perfectionist. No offense meant by that, it's a good thing imo.

None taken...lol. But yeah, can be good... can be bad. For the most part I feel I've learned to make it a good thing (but not always).

If this is the results from your very first attempt, I can't wait to see the next few! They'll be brilliant I'm sure.

I'd like to do a good few by hand eventually. Also, SOMEDAY I'd absolutely looooove to have a mini-mill.
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Post Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:26 pm

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Nice work and very clean and perfect cut great job keep it up man
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Post Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:48 pm

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Looks pretty good!
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Post Sat Sep 29, 2012 8:01 pm

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Thank you all so much. As I made this for myself your kind words are the only real payment for all the work I did, and it's truly appreciated. The sense of accomplishment means more when I've seen the quality work you guys have done, it's nice when my wife says it looks good, but you guys are some amazing craftsmen and know what you're talking about. Besides, she kind of has to say that. So again, thank you all.

Also, damn this is addicting... I'm sitting here eyeballing my last KIK good enough to make one out of. I really need to buy some more.
"What if you people made giant boulders illegal because of all the innocent people who get killed by giant boulders?"
"People dont kill people with giant boulders"
"They will if you take away their assault rifles"
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Post Sun Sep 30, 2012 12:45 am

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I probably have an extra KIK or two!
femurat: They're called restricted for a reason...
Innerpicked: The more keys you carry, the more important you look
GWiens2001: Great video! Learned a lot about what fun can be had with a forklift and a chainsaw.
pmaxey83: but i first have to submit the proper forms for a new hobby to my wife
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