Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

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Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by Guest on Thu May 08, 2008 7:43 pm

Hello Chaps,

Bit of an odd title here, but the clues are there!
cyclops

:monkey: :monkey: = :?: :?:

Got it yet?
scratch

Here's another clue:

I need them for 'Dom' my Paduak!
Razz

Give in? scratch

2 x Brass Monkeys = 2 x Brass Knobs! Laughing

lol! lol! lol! lol! lol!

:monkey: cheers Thanks in advance to all you little monkeys out there! cheers :monkey:


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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by wayne weedon on Thu Aug 14, 2008 2:11 pm

1st pass Wink

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by Guest on Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:09 pm

Oh you little beauty! They are perfect! Very Happy

I'll be in touch!
Wink

Thank you!
cheers

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by corsair on Thu Aug 14, 2008 3:58 pm

I'd have to agree, Wayne - well done!! Turned out of brass stock? I imagine you'll have a few in here looking to buy 'em, mate... you got a price yet?! Smile

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by wayne weedon on Thu Aug 14, 2008 4:07 pm

No Idea yet, and I'm not going to push my luck on here Wink It's not like there's going to be 100's required. Just thought seeing as a few had asked me how the little side project was going I'd let you know I'd not totally abandoned it.

Just far more important problems to deal with! But isn't that life in general.


Yes from barstock, and it's not been totally straight forward, I had to make a broach to cut the splines as I was not going to compromise there like Westone themselves did in the end. Also a custom made knurling tool to cut better knurls than pressure formed knurls can achieve in Brass.

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Post by corsair on Thu Aug 14, 2008 9:19 pm

wayne weedon wrote:Yes from barstock, and it's not been totally straight forward, I had to make a broach to cut the splines as I was not going to compromise there like Westone themselves did in the end. Also a custom made knurling tool to cut better knurls than pressure formed knurls can achieve in Brass.

Wayne.....

Nice!! I wondered how you'd get around the spline thing! My engineering expertise doesn't come close to even have a crack at that - I can just about use my lathe!!

Good on you!! Very Happy

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by wayne weedon on Mon Aug 18, 2008 6:35 pm

The spline broach is actually quite simple as Brass lends itself to broaching quite well. Just a milling operation on toolsteel in an indexer. The devil is in the detail and getting it to cut the correct size spline Wink

Some of these will be out in the wild tomorrow to one of the forum members.


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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by mattcadders on Tue Aug 19, 2008 9:04 am

Oooh, shiny! Very nice work!

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by Guest on Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:02 pm

Spot on work there Wayne! Well done! Very Happy

I have it on good authority, from a good pal of mine, who has already bought some of these, that they are the dogs' doo-dah's! Laughing

For anybody interested in these knobs, I would suggest that you get in there quick and PM Wayne for further details.
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Post by UrchinU70 on Thu Aug 21, 2008 7:36 am

Thank goodness someone has risen to the occasion and made some of these. Cheers to you Wayne! Very Happy

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Repro Brass Knobs

Post by unclemax on Wed Sep 03, 2008 4:01 pm

Guy's,

Got a batch of repro brass knobs from Wayne recently and i have to say they are really excellent.

If any of you want to give your westone restoration that finishing touch get in touch with him before they are all gone.




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Repro Brass Knobs

Post by Guest on Wed Sep 03, 2008 6:03 pm

Hey there Zube, Smile

Good to see you again mate, sorry I haven't been in touch lately, you know how it is!
Very Happy

Those knobs certainly are the cats' whiskers!
:cat: I really must get my order in for some in the very near future! A little bird tells me that Wayne might also be making other brass parts too; I hope so! Wink

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by wayne weedon on Sun Dec 07, 2008 4:56 pm

I forgot to reply to this, Yes of course I still intend rto do some more brass bit's mainly as a way of customising my own guitars. Truss rod covers (I think I sent you a picture of those) and the rear covers.

The knobs well as you know it's been slow, and certainly done more for love rather than any profit! Seems fleabay is the way to go considering what happened with the 3off 2nds this week. He wont be getting 2nds of course.


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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by bobroberts on Mon Jan 19, 2009 3:46 am

they are stunning!

well done!

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Great looking knobs !!!

Post by shrap on Thu Feb 05, 2009 4:46 pm

I need 3.

PM sent !!!

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by vidmachine on Thu Feb 03, 2011 10:19 pm

I have two of these. Not for sale. I need one more for an Electra I have.

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by Barry on Fri Feb 04, 2011 11:40 am

Oh, you mean Minkeys Pol!
Nicely done Wayne, and I cannot recall the member who followed this up for us (sorry) but he set up a supplier in Texas who will turn these out for us:
Made to Order Minkey Knobs

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by wayne weedon on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:24 am

I'll do some more shortly. Whoever made those others sadly cannot knurl Wink

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by Barry on Wed Feb 09, 2011 9:54 am

wayne weedon wrote:...Whoever made those others sadly cannot knurl
Too true, eh? I really hadn't paid too much attention to that. I think we were just tickled that they could be made available at all! Now that you direct attention to it, they really are coarsely knurled. Still, they're better than lit cigar up yer nose when you're desperate to restore a Westie.

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Post by corsair on Wed Feb 09, 2011 10:51 am

G'day, Wayne - nice to see you put your head above the parapet!! Very Happy

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Re: Desperately looking for two Brass Monkeys!!!!!

Post by wayne weedon on Wed Feb 09, 2011 7:46 pm

I'm still kicking around! Got a few guitar related things I'm thinking of dabbling with.

This last year I got quite heavily into making Astronomy related stuff, and thats not allowed much time to do guitar parts, though that really should not be an excuse. The Astro stuff took off like I would not have expected and took huge chunks of my time.

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