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Old 06-29-20, 07:30 AM
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Andrew R Stewart 
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My head badge is a simple "S". I had a batch (actually on batch #2 just recently) cut out by EMachineShop.com. I knew long ago that I would be doing this building thing for years to come so decided to invest the couple hundred $, I am very glad I did.

One aspect of what I did was the "s" is cut from flat plate and thus needs bending to fit the HT. The narrow vertical portions of the "S" don't bend like the horizontal portions do. This soden't affect the silver brazing attachment and I just file the vertical portions a bit on their edges to mimic a true "tube like" cut out. The first two I made were from a tube. This taught me that it was a lot of work made challenging by the flexible nature of the "S" and it's holding steady during filing. I found a jeweler's saw to be really nice for this.

There are at least a couple of people out there who have done one offs for others. If you are going to make another frame or 4 I strongly suggest you consider having a few badges made up and on hand now. Andy
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