Monotype piston rod finished

The extended-stroke piston rod I was making for my Monotype caster is now finished.

Finished piston rod with handle

Top-end close-up

Another view angle

Now that it is off the mill, cleaned up, and has its handle put on it looks so much like it could have been a factory-made part. Except for the fact that the handle ended up a bit crooked.

But the proof of the part is in the pumping, so sometime this week I will be firing up the pot on my caster, finishing the re-installation of the pump mechanism, and after making all the appropriate adjustments that were disturbed by the disassembly, I will try casting 36-point capital Ms to see how solid they turn out.

Posted in Equipment Acquisition, Repair, and Maintenance, Kevin, Monotype Composition Caster

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