Holton 345 Redux

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It must be incredibly frustrating! We look forward to more news and photos when you are ready! Thanks.
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Excellent! You're back at it!
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IIRC, it was somewhat difficult to find metric sized (19 mm I.D.) yellow brass inner tubing to match the metric sized (20 mm I.D.) nickel silver outer tubing - did you find a source for it, and if so, do you mind sharing? Thanks!
the elephant wrote:However, now you cannot use the outer slide legs as some of them cannot sit flat on the stone because they have a ring at both ends
Can't you just lay the outer tube on a stone with the end bit with the fancy ring hanging off the edge? I can't imagine that tiny amount making that much of a difference in alignment....?

I can actually see them as being an aid in keeping the two tube ends on the same plane (hook the ring right over and against the edge....)
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Well done, thanks for the explanation!

(The search continues..... :cry: )
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Excellent! Thanks for posting and I am really looking forward to the pictures!
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Glad to see this project going again!
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The Elephant is back! Terrific!
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Your water certainly will be drained.
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Love the location of those water keys!
Wish I had them on my King.
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Thank you for continuing to post the text and pictures! The attention to detail of your work is wonderful.
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Thanks for the posting. The valveset looks terrific!
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+1
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So....Did the F go on the bench Dec 26? :cry:
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Everything looks great. I can't wait to see the finished Holton. Awesome job!
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Any news to report on your project?
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Thank you elephant for your reply. We look forward to text and pictures when they become available!
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Excellent!
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A great picture! Keep us in the loop!
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Happy Birthday, Ms. Elephant!

The branches look great! Must be nice to see it all come together!
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Happy Birthday to your wife!

Is her gift a tear down and rebuild of one of her horns? (It's a joke!)
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