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Old 31-08-23, 04:52 PM   #2741
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Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

Modified the Oxford grips to work from the built-in controller without paying Yamaha an obscene about of money for the privilege.

Oxford grips 70 + 2.50 for the connectors.
Yamaha wanted 210



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Old 18-09-23, 02:17 PM   #2742
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Default Re: What have you tinkered with today?

My daughter Eleri recently bought a 1921 Singer hand crank machine from a charity shop, in a generally lovely, and working condition. However the wooden handle was held on with a really nasty ill-fitting bolt and a nut with the wrong thread. It should be held on with a steel pin with a flat head and peined over at the arm end.

I decided to do something about it. A four inch nail cut to length, three small washers, and some time spent with a file, and a small ball pein hammer did the job.

I'm quite pleased with the result.





I just need to clean and oil all the bushes and bearings now.
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Old 18-09-23, 02:18 PM   #2743
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Nice work, Gary!
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Old 18-09-23, 02:23 PM   #2744
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Thanks Craig. It's very satisfying to have it sorted.
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