Well, if that hasn’t grabbed your attention…..! When Dave S’s email dropped into the News Desk inbox with the same title, I was intrigued. I knew that the bell was being refurbished, I know that Dave has capacity in his workshop for large engineering, but this? Surely not….
‘The dome for ‘Dholphur’ which I had ordered in the middle of March finally arrived by Courier. I have to confess I had not paid any attention to the size of dome in the plans, so was surprised at the size when the casting had been unpacked. It’s dimensions are approximately 5.5″ tall x 4.375″ diameter.
The basic machining is pretty straight forward, it is the hand fettling which takes all the time. Oh, and sore fingers from polishing!