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Old 20-03-17, 23:03
Perry Kitson Perry Kitson is offline
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Default repro No. 9 aerial bases

I am in the process of making a few No. 9 aerial bases, the 5" and 10" versions. If anyone is interested, let me know and I will add it to the run. Cost will be about $85 for the short one, and $90 for the tall one. These will be exact copies of the two samples I have, pictured below, only more symetrical as the bases were sheared on the original, and I will be machining the bases on the repro's, they will be furnished primed, not painted(unless I can come up with the proper wrinkled finish with paint, and no stenciled numbers. Not looking for a financial commitment, just numbers. I will post photo's of the finished product when done(in a few weeks). The original screw size is #6-40, if anyone wishes, I can tap theirs #6-32, as #6-32 screws are more readily available in the correct head form and length.

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Old 21-03-17, 06:12
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Very nice Perry. For anyone that doesn't know, Perry does some exceptional machining work.
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Old 23-03-17, 11:50
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Hi Perry
They look great. I have pm'd you.
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Old 26-03-17, 00:48
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They don't have to be wrinkle-finish, I've got some that are plain matt in OD or SCC No.2 (later: Service Brown) and have the stores code stamped into the metal rather than stencilled.

Your repro versions look Far Too Nice compared to my originals, though.

Exceptionally good work.

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Old 26-03-17, 09:06
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I think the examples in Perrys pictures are originals, at least, that's how I understood his posting.

Like Chris, all my originals in green and brown have been smooth paint and stamped. I suspect Perrys are US or Canadian made.
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Old 26-03-17, 14:51
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To be clear, the bases pictured in my first post are the originals I am copying, NOT the reproductions. The repro's will be exact copies of these two originals dimensionally, not the paint finish or stenciling.

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Old 26-03-17, 16:36
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Hammertone paint is available from Home Hardware I believe. It should replicate the wrinkle finish although you may have to purchase black and then overspray with OD to get the colour right.
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