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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    Interesting, I've never looked at the rivets on mine, they are tight.

    In another life, I repaired musical instruments and replaced a lot of rivets on drum cases. Usually just drilled it out with the appropriate bit and popped another rivet on. Might not be the recommended method!
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    Does anyone know what gauge the sheet metal parts are? Does anyone have a metal bending brake sufficient to do the bends?
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    One of my brother-in-laws owns a hvac business. He has a full sheet metal shop, including cnc cutters....
    May tomorrow be a better day.

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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    Quote Originally Posted by John Earley View Post
    Does anyone know what gauge the sheet metal parts are? Does anyone have a metal bending brake sufficient to do the bends?
    Front rise angles: black 2mm
    Back sliders on top of each side: gray 1mm (hor to vertical)
    Back angle position bars 1mm straight stainless.
    Back frame black 1/16
    Front bottom 2/16
    Clam shell 2,3mm including non-smooth paint
    Back spring 0,9mm
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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

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    I believe he worked in his house

    I have seen a lot of big tools in basements, so big I have no idea how they got there

    A hand powered sheer can do the job, bending 90's is easy with the right tool

    or he could have hired the many small shops in his area to fabricate bits here and there, then assemble in his basement

    When I worked once upon a time, I used the large building maintenance metal and wood shops, daily

    If I needed water jet, laser cut/etch, CNC it was done as government work

    Get all specs for each part

    One at a time, like the Johnny Cash song Johnny Cash - One Piece At A Time

    Quote Originally Posted by Oslolens View Post
    Front rise angles: black 2mm
    Back sliders on top of each side: gray 1mm (hor to vertical)
    Back angle position bars 1mm straight stainless.
    Back frame black 1/16
    Front bottom 2/16
    Clam shell 2,3mm including non-smooth paint
    Back spring 0,9mm
    He knew what he was doing

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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    Has anyone tried contacting the estate and seeing if the information is available?

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    Re: DIY Wehman Inspired Project

    Hi
    Not to hijack the post, this is related - where would you recommend that I source new springs for the back of a Wehman? The left hand spring on mine seems to be a source of a light leak - it feels weaker than the right hand spring, when I push the back closed on that side the leak disappears, on removal the spring appears bent rather than flat like the right hand one.

    What suggestions do you have please? I can bend the spring so its flat again, but that's not a good sign, right?

    Thanks


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    Re: DIY Wehman Inspired Project

    I know nothing about that spring

    but have rebent springs and swapped in good ones from scrap on other cameras

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    Re: DIY Wehman Not for Profit

    Of the custom made parts would it make sense to spec those through an online vendor like emachineshop? Pricing is usually quantity based so group purchases would be most economical.

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