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Friday, January 21, 2011

Boom Jaws

The boom jaws, clamped and ready to be pinned together.

 Bronze pins are used to attach the jaws to the boom.

The hardware has been cleaned up and is coated with galvanizing paint

Setting clench rings with a 3/4" socket.

Drifts are ready to be trimmed and peened over the clench rings.

Joe is peening the bronze drift rod to clench ring while Jennifer is using the backing iron.

Completed boom jaws

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