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Tue Apr 28, 2015 2:07 am
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Torsion Bar Key Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Torsion Bar Key Project

Thanks Clark ! Anyone can build this key with some basic tools and lots of care and patience. This is a fun key to build. It's my first paddle. I'm waiting for some set screws, special brass screws and insulators to come in. Working on the finger pieces now. I'm scaling down my Begali HST finger pie...
by admin
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:05 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Torsion Bar Key Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Torsion Bar Key Project

This is what it looks like after fiting the upper torsion bar support with the base. Everything is lined up nice and square. So far so good.....
by admin
Sun Apr 26, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Torsion Bar Key Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Torsion Bar Key Project

Spent a few more hours in the shop today with the key. I created a drill template by using the original QST article. I blew the diagram up on my photo copier by 155% to match the dimensions of my parts. Your percentage will vary depending on the actual size of your finished parts. This saved many ho...
by admin
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:17 pm
Forum: All Things Morse
Topic: Welcome
Replies: 2
Views: 1607

Re: Welcome

Roger that Clark. I made some progress on it today. See the picture in my post in the Keys thread. -Joe
by admin
Sat Apr 25, 2015 7:15 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Torsion Bar Key Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Torsion Bar Key Project

Spent 2 two hours in the shop this afternoon carefully cutting, squaring and cleaning up all the pieces. Starting to look like a key ! Still a long way to go though. Next step is to make some drill templates build some simple jigs so I can accurately drill holes.

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by admin
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:52 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Torsion Bar Key Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Re: Torsion Bar Key Project

Brass and drill rod (torsion bar) arrived today. First step is to cut pieces to size and square everything up on the belt/disc sander. I had the base cut by the factory but it still needs squared up on the sander. I buy all my metal from Online Metals (http://www.onlinemetals.com) Good prices and fa...
by admin
Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:49 pm
Forum: Keys & Key Building
Topic: Torsion Bar Key Project
Replies: 16
Views: 1975

Torsion Bar Key Project

I built two straight keys a couple of years ago based on plans by Rich (WB9LPU) called the Simple Straight Key Construction Project. This was my first time building a key. With Rich's well written detailed instructions I was able to build some nice working straight keys with my own two hands using s...
by admin
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:46 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Head Copy Trainer Feature Request
Replies: 0
Views: 534

Head Copy Trainer Feature Request

Please post Head Copy Trainer feature requests here. Thanks -Joe
by admin
Wed Apr 15, 2015 10:45 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Head Copy Trainer Bugs
Replies: 0
Views: 299

Head Copy Trainer Bugs

Please post Head Copy Trainer bugs here. Thanks -Joe
by admin
Wed Apr 15, 2015 8:54 am
Forum: Software
Topic: Head Copy Trainer News
Replies: 1
Views: 1004

Re: Head Copy Trainer

Added ability to enter your own characters and text into HCT. Also broke the Common words module into groups by number of letters in each word.

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