For whatever reason, I decided to pin the front plate in addition to brazing it (strength isn’t an issue). I used 1/16″ welding rod for the pins. Since the plate is under 1/8″, there isn’t much room for error when drilling the holes. So I used a vise to hold the part and put that vise in the mill vise to get the part vertical so I could use the mill to drill. 1/4″ deep holes (total).
- Spoke spear - for digging nipples out of a puddle of linseed oil and putting them in a deep(ish) dish rim socket. Serrations really help retain the nipple. No idea of the angle, just stuck a shim under the front of the spinner and ground away.I guess Abom torque isn't always the answer. Interesting - no springs, a belleville washer stack instead.Well, I didn't expect that to work, but nothing took flight. Fly cutting steel on a mag chuck as weld prep. The chuck is so new it doesn't have a model number. Or serial number for that matter.