Making Bolts while the Sun Shines

Tapered bolts, tapered studs, and straight studs–all types of bolts we’ll be using to attach the boiler to the chassis, and mount a variety of different assemblies and accessories onto the boiler.  An estimated 125 in all (give or take).  The majority of these specialized bolts are being custom manufactured on site. 
Don Shapiro and Leonard Jones producing bolts on the lathes.

Don Shapiro and Leonard Jones producing bolts on the lathes.

Before (right) and after (left).

Hex stock before (right) and after (left).

Curlings of steel removed in the machining process.

Curlings of steel removed in the machining process.

Rows of straight studs at the ready.

Rows of straight studs at the ready.

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