Sunday, December 9, 2012

The Search is Over

I finally got some time to polish off the Navy search light I've been "restovating." I had completed the shutter and tested the lamp, but the shutter let too much light through. I fixed that by adding a narrow piece of extruded aluminum to each shutter. This had several laudable effects:

  • It's more like the original shutter design. 
  • As the photo below shows, light leakage is minimal.
  • The finished edge of the shutter looks better, 
  • The added mass smooths out the operation.


A few other details had  to be attended to, like installing a handle and figuring out and recreating  the return spring.

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