Hand-wheel and dart handle photos

We thought we might share with you some of the small progress recently made on the smokebox door, which is nearing completion with our supplier Keyte Smith Ltd.

The first image shows the dart handle on the lathe. There is a little bit of hand fettling to finish off and the turning centre to remove. The second image is the hand wheel post welding. Note over size boss at both ends to allow it to be turned. The third image shows the door boss welded on the inside of the door and the final images shows work commencing on the profiling of the hand wheel in the lathe.

Dart Handle