Reproduction collars for Coleman 316 Arc Lantern

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  1. Bruce Kuda

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    Couldn't find a collar for my 316 restoration anywhere-- every one I asked said they were looking to-- so I decide to make my own-- things quickly got out of hand-- If I'm going to make one--might as well make 50-- since I had to make up all the tooling 4 other models use the same blank--- only the engraving is different-- I found an engraver that is enthused about the project and I have a plater to-- maybe 3 or 4 weeks I will have the first one done !!

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    Nice work, Bruce.

    Looking forward to seeing the finished product.

    Tony

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    Amazing job!
     
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    FANTASTIC!!!:D/:thumbup:
     
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    Looks good so far :thumbup:
     
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    A fine project!:thumbup:
     
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    ... and hand drilling all those holes! You must have the patience of a saint!
     
  8. Bruce Kuda

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    met with the engraver today-- he looked over the project and is still enthused !!-- said he'd call me in a week when he gets the fonts set up- then he wants me to come to his shop with a handful of blanks and we will get to work !!!
     
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    patience of a saint hardly-- lol-- I figure I have drilled over 4000 holes now getting to this point-- with the
    setup I have now I can do 7 blanks at a time so its not as bad as it looks---
     
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    Nice job, Bruce.
    You must have had some prior knowledge in sheet metal work and mechanical fabrication in order to embark on that kind of undertaking.
    How did you get those blanks perforated? Some hydraulic shop punch? Don't expect you gonna drill all those. They look too uniform to be done by manual drilling.
     
  11. Bruce Kuda

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    it wasn't as bad as it looks-- first image shows a drill guide I had my local machine shop make for me--it from 1/4 inch stock steel-- it is resting on a wooden cradle. I can put up to 10 blanks in the cradle put the drill guide on top and dog down with screws to keep everything stable-- then I just use my trusty old drill press and make up ten at a time-- there are 138 holes to drill-- ha ha -- keeps me out of the saloon at night!! ~~~~ I have done all kinds of metal work in the past on a serious hobby basis so I was familiar with some of the needed technology
     
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    I am also laying the ground work for the fabrication of the shade and vent on top~~ most will be farmed out- but I will do final assembly
     

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