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Old 06-07-2018, 09:30 AM   #16
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MkVsten,

I understand.

I think either way you do it (filled or not) it going to look great.

Taking it to bits, cleaning & doing it right always looks better than a “mask n shoot”

The devil is in the details.

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Old 06-09-2018, 07:50 AM   #17
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Time to clean up the small parts on the Dreibein.

I use a small blast cabinet to do this after the parts are ultrasonically cleaned. The media I use for blasting is glass beads. Glass is not as abrasive as silica and cuts better than some other media. Its also cleaner and the final finish is better for bluing as the glass almost polishes the metal. A few photos showing the before and after.

A good example of the finish shown on the hooks before and after...
http://i1295.photobucket.com/albums/...ps7yngld09.jpg

All the parts...



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Old 06-09-2018, 07:52 AM   #18
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A fix for that photo link above:

A good example of the finish shown on the hooks before and after...
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Old 06-09-2018, 08:01 AM   #19
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Lovely work you've put in,can't beat a good restoration project,many thanks for showing this

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Some interesting details... discovered some WaA's hidden on the bottom side of the leg clamps...



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Old 06-09-2018, 08:08 AM   #21
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And the locks for the legs are made from 2 pieces. Always assumes they were machined from one piece...





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Old 06-10-2018, 09:35 AM   #22
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Found WaA's on the legs as well. Never knew these existed on the legs. All thee legs have them in the same area.
That makes 18 WaA 20's on this tripod so far including the one on the locking pin for the main shaft which I didnt take a picture of. Crazy.





And the refinished head. I think I may strip it again and touch up a few more spots.
Piece by piece its coming together.


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Old 06-11-2018, 01:48 AM   #23
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hello, very nice work!!
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