It was made to comb mail #4: Rib and finger sub-assembly is finished

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Blog entry by Patternguy posted 02-20-2017 03:21 AM 2823 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 3: the pieces become a sub assembly Part 4 of It was made to comb mail series Part 5: Putting draft where it's needed »

Here are the completed rib and finger assemblies ready, for the next step..

You can see the sides of the ribs have draft and the edges have been radius-ed.
Regrettably, i didn’t get any photographs of the method used to apply the draft.

I am going to try illustrating it in the next entry because it is a critical operation.

I also need to make an Editor’s note here: I made a mistake in describing the parting line of the ribs.

Hopefully, the images will clarify the correct parting location.

I would also like to say that if anything I type is not clear to you, if you have a question, or think I am full of bull, I welcome all comments or questions.

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#1 posted 02-20-2017 09:22 AM

A most Interesting article.

just couldnt resist!!... all in humour of course

-- Regards Rob

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#2 posted 02-21-2017 03:13 AM

That’s not the 1st time ithat it’s been suggested about me:)

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#3 posted 02-21-2017 10:29 AM

Well when you are making patterns I guess there are some ignorant people who may think so.

-- Regards Rob

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#4 posted 02-22-2017 12:19 AM

Great job. Some of us still have interest in pattern making. This is great!

-- K. Stone “Tell me and I forget, teach me and I may remember, involve me and I learn.” ― Benjamin Franklin

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#5 posted 02-22-2017 12:35 AM

Some of us are old enough to know you know exactly what you are doing, great job this is woodworking that makes paychecks.

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#6 posted 02-22-2017 02:32 AM

I appreciate the positive feedback. I wondered if I would get laughed off the website for trying to imitate a writer, discussing an antiquated subject. Most people don’t even know where castings come from, let alone what a pattern is.

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