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My Shop

Thread starter #247
So I had to repair the ash/auger door latch. I had a spare so it wasn't an emergency repair but I didn't like the latch on the spare door. The original latch was made out of pot metal and the threads stripped.
So I made a new one out of steel. It actually has alot going on for such a small piece. The hole going through the center is stepped to make room for a spring. The threads had to have flats put on to keep it from rotating in the door then I had to grind a slot for a pin in the shaft to recess in to. Sure was glad to have my lathe and mill. IMG_20180207_203018.jpg IMG_20180207_203027.jpg IMG_20180207_203036.jpg IMG_20180207_203543.jpg IMG_20180207_203549.jpg IMG_20180207_203556.jpg IMG_20180207_204357.jpg IMG_20180207_204407.jpg