Machining Brass

brassThe cooker door wouldn’t snap closed properly. A quick disassembly of the hinges showed that a brass disc had a flat spot from years of wear and tear. Replacements were no longer available. Time to make some new ones on the lathe.

Took some measurements and started with a length of brass stock. Turned it down to the required diameter, then drilled a 4mm centre hole. Next cut a groove and parted off the new disc from the bar.

Brass is interesting to work with. It kinda crumbles off in fine particles, unlike steel. Drop in sometime and have a look at the lathe.