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a little update on this one.

Bullitt:- thanks for the supply of a globe holder etc.

I made up a jig to hold the polycarbonate sheet to turn a distant copy of the lenses.

It sort of works ok but i need to 'perfect' the lathe speed and cutting angle. It's getting a bit hot and distorting the lense.
I ground a tool to do the whole outisde face of the lenses. Internally it is flat though. Not an easy think to do, if you want to turn both sides of it.

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great job glenn keep at it.. if anyone can do it ...its you cheers davo


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thanks Dave.... just need a bit of time also. I did that 2 weeks ago ? just after your part arrived.

it should work. I need to fiddle with the cutting angle of the tool also. I am trying to make is a one pass operation, just wind the tool inwards. The final cut then made with a hole saw.
I need to verify if the std bulb will fit also, with the flat inner surface of the new 'lens'

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hi glenn do you need any more bits like an old glass cheers davo


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I have a glass so thats ok. This won't be an exact copy by any means but at least the outside will be 'domed' like original and a 'frosted' look from the cutting action. One could polish it you wanted clear look.

i need to find a globe to see what space there is inside. do you know what wattage they are ? 5W i would imagine....

we have BCCV outing this Sunday plus i have a appoinment sat. so probably won't get much done again this week. (too cold in the shed for night work ! )

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hi glenn the book says ''the bulb has a capacity of 6w ''thats out of workshop manual ..hey the blue gt looks good price is right if only it was real cheers davo


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If you can get this working, you'll have a market Glenn, we all need 'em!
Cheers, Matt.

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