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by yaksplat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:05 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flatten a plastic backflash
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Re: Flatten a plastic backflash

I thought about doing some painting on the back, but for the few small areas, it won't really be worth it to acquire the paint, match the colors and then get it perfect. If I leave it at is, there's some paint flecks missing and that's because it's old. If I paint it and it doesn't match perfectly, ...
by yaksplat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help with Win a Crunch
Replies: 75
Views: 13949

Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Looking better already. It took quite a bit of heat to flatten out the backflash. 300ºF in the oven. I started at 170ºF and increased at 20º increments until it would be soft enough to flatten. The paint on the backside is very delicate, so I lost a few flakes around the existing holes. I had to dri...
by yaksplat
Tue Mar 05, 2019 12:07 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flatten a plastic backflash
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Re: Flatten a plastic backflash

Looking better already. It took quite a bit of heat to flatten out the backflash. 300ºF in the oven. I started at 170ºF and increased at 20º increments until it would be soft enough to flatten. The paint on the backside is very delicate, so I lost a few flakes around the existing holes. I had to dri...
by yaksplat
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Introductions
Topic: Hello from Illinois
Replies: 7
Views: 1206

Re: Hello from Illinois

Another American... or yank? What are we again?
by yaksplat
Mon Mar 04, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales lock
Replies: 20
Views: 5597

Re: Oliver Whales lock

AutoCAD.... crikey, clever stuff. I wouldn't have a clue where to start - it would be a bit of sheet steel, a hacksaw, file, and uneducated guesswork for me. :!?!: :HaHa: I'll just pop out the tumbler levers, draw them up in autocad, spin them around the pivot point and it'll show exactly what the ...
by yaksplat
Mon Mar 04, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales lock
Replies: 20
Views: 5597

Re: Oliver Whales lock

Thanks guys. I should be able to machine one of these pretty easily once I figure out the tumblers in AutoCAD.
by yaksplat
Mon Mar 04, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales lock
Replies: 20
Views: 5597

Re: Oliver Whales lock

Thanks! Does it have a little point at the end or is it flat there too?
by yaksplat
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Help with Win a Crunch
Replies: 75
Views: 13949

Re: Help with Win a Crunch

Hopefully this doesn't make any of you cringe... This cabinet was so out of square and I'll say this; the maker of this machine was in no way a cabinet maker. The sides were different lengths, a groove was missing on one side to make the back line up nicely. The gap at the door was so wide, the lock...
by yaksplat
Sun Mar 03, 2019 10:14 pm
Forum: Tips and Tricks
Topic: Flatten a plastic backflash
Replies: 27
Views: 3674

Re: Flatten a plastic backflash

I removed the backflash as it was so warped and cleaned up the playfield an all of the parts. The backflash is much nicer with the layer of dirt removed. I may have to put a layer of plexiglass on it as Gameswat suggested.
by yaksplat
Sun Mar 03, 2019 6:19 pm
Forum: Questions and Answers
Topic: Oliver Whales lock
Replies: 20
Views: 5597

Re: Oliver Whales lock

Does anyone have a key from an Oliver Whales lock? I'm just curious as to what it looks like. The locks are extremely simple with only two tumblers and the key acting like a cam. If I can find the lock I disassembled, I'll take a picture of it. My shop is a disaster....

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