I’m looking for missing parts for an old style side guide (for my No. 3). It’s not an immediate need, as the press is disassembled for cleaning, but I would like to try and use this one (when completed) if at all possible. I know Fritz has a new side guide available, so if I can’t locate the parts I’ll probably pick one up from him.
The first image is what I currently have – the second image is taken from Daniel’s similar post from 2007 and indicates the parts I am seeking, minus the spring.
Ok, the pressure is mounting, the phone calls from Paul are incessant, my guilt feelings are building, so I will get these parts made. I have the prints somewhere on my desk, based on Paul’s first plea about a year ago. Our new gripper bar for the Universal I posted earlier fits and functions as it should, so that has given me some confidence to continue adding to the Vandercook parts inventory.
I’ve checked with Fritz. He could of course have them made, but the cost would be too great for a one-off. However, that’s the way to go for critical parts where precision is required. For example, I tested a 3-D printed worm crescent, but found that the stem diameter was too large and that the bevel was not present on the crescent points. I was able to file to shape, because the steel was softer that what is used in one made to original spec.
Have you checked with Fritz to see if he has the parts you need? He may also have the spares and not just complete assemblies.
That sounds great, I’m excited to see how the 3D printed parts turn out.
I also have an incomplete (spare) OS side guide. I need the adjusting screw (LR-44) and one adjusting nut (LB-10). I know someone who’s willing to 3-D print them. I need to send him measurements or the parts I do have. I’ll report back soon.