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Vickers Bl 8 inch Howitzer cannon of 1917

Vickers Bl 8 icnch Howitzer

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mal webber02/03/2019 22:20:09
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Hi all, that will look good when its done Rich will be nice to see a picture , bit more progress on the Howitzer build sorted the middle cross member and cut the radius trail parts to the wright length [ the corner parts not sure what their called } , next part to be made on the trial are the stub axles but before i have a go making them i thought it would be better to make the wheels first ,so rolled some 4mm plate for the rims and welded them up then into the lathe to trim them up ,milled the T rings out of the same plate and tried them together now to grind an edge on the t rings and weld them in, couple of pictures below.

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Plasma03/03/2019 19:12:55
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Excellent work so far Mal. The wheel rims look grand.

You truly are a magnificent engineer and fabricator.

mal webber12/03/2019 23:42:22
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Hi all,small update on the Howitzer ,first off thanks Mick for the complement but magnificent,i'am not even in the same ball park as the builders on this forum i'am just having fun in the shed. Welded the T rings into the rims and a bit of grinding and clean up with a flap disc the result looks good to me, then into the lathe to divide up and mark the 32 strakes and 16 spokes on each wheel, plenty of riviting in the next couple weeks for me here are a couple pictures how it went .

Thanks for your interest Mal.

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Edited By mal webber on 12/03/2019 23:50:30

David George 113/03/2019 11:18:14
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Never thought of using a dividing head on rear of spindle to divide holes in diameter. I will have to remember that one thanks. Very vice job.

David

mal webber15/03/2019 23:37:34
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Hi everyone ,bit more on the Howitzer build thought I would make the wheel hubs before starting on the strakes and all that riviting , so started with a 60mm dia steel bar bored out to the size I was looking for then turned the outer hub ends x4 with a round insert tool,and for the outer edge used a end mill with lathe in reverse to give me the nice round edge, after that it was the hub centres which were just parting off tool stuff.After working out measurements and placing parts together I think its looking about wright ,mill the slots for the spokes next and they are done ,,couple of pictures how it all went .

Thanks for the interest Mal...

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