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Visit - October 2004
| The frames are then
bead blasted to prepare them for anodizing. This is
one of the bead blasters.
There is actually one for rough blasting and one for
the finer finish.
| A good bead-blasted
finish is critical to a proper annodization, so much
care is taken as this stage, and any rough handling
after blasting will require a re-do. The blasted frames
are stored in a box like this one to protect them while
waiting to be sent out for annodization.
The frame on the right is not yet bead blasted, and
the frame on the left is finished.
| There are a couple
of steps relating to barrel prep that are proprietary,
and Eric would only discuss them in broad generalities.
I won't discuss them at all here.
This is the engraving machine that puts all the lettering
and numbering on the slides.
| When all the parts
are ready, they are painstakingly assembled by Karl
Rohrbaugh or Steve Reuter.
This is the work area. Note the can of Superlube!
| Here are some of the
parts bins necessary for assembly.
Tour continued - Part
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