Sat Jul 24 2021

Silver soldering popup tipup bellcranks

Spent some time with the wire wheel, sandpaper, and other consumables cleaning this up. Not too bad.

To fixture the bellcrank to it's respective tube, I need something better than just clamping it in the vise. So, I started fabricating this bracket. I'm thinking I'll heat it in the middle so I can bend this 1/8" thick steel. That'll give me a V shaped piece with two little platforms onto which I can clamp the two ears of the bellcranks.

Umm, yeah...that didn't work at all. I was able to salvage on half of that angle, then solder another little reference angle in order to clamp the tube vertically. Getting close to giving this a try.