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Old 8th March 2019, 17:20
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Alloy Base Plate
Headed to the Summerhouse to take shelter from the rain and make a bit of progress….

Marked up some aluminium, leaving a bit of extra metal at either end.

Drilled a couple of pilot holes.

Which allowed me to work outwards with my tin snips.

Until the hole was cut, with rounded corners.

Then it was time to file / sand all the edges.

I then cut out four pieces that will be used to rivet the leather to the base plate.

Not easy to see in the photo, but this is a slightly different approach to the gear lever.
( Where the fixing plate was a single piece going all the way around. )

Next job will be to put a curve into the panel, remembering this is the sunny side up.

Until next time, take care. Paul.
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