Can This Mount Be Saved?
Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:35 PM
Anyway, it was a clean break, but appears to be made of either cast aluminum, or pot metal. Either way, it probably can't be welded, so either the broken part has to be replaced, or the entire mount replaced. Needless to say, she was pretty frustrated by it all, and was ready to just chuck the whole thing at that point!
So, can her Dad's mount be saved, or replaced? Does anyone deal in Monolux parts? Any help would be greatly appreciated, if only to restore a legacy handed down to her Dad by her Grandfather, and then to her by her Dad.
Posted 29 September 2013 - 08:43 PM
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Posted 30 September 2013 - 07:49 AM
But it sounds like this, available from Sheldon Faworski. Make sure the dimensions match.
Nothing is ever broken... it is just waiting to be fixed. The broken part can be brazed, welded, JB-Welded, sanded and painted. Or replaced.
I'm guessing it is a Towa mount, which appear regularly for sale "as parts". I've restored several Towa mounts using parts from a "as parts" deal.
Posted 01 October 2013 - 12:37 PM
Unfortunately, while I have the photos ready to go, apparently the software I need to resize them for upload is missing from my computer! I'll need to figure out how this happened, and will try to get the photos up soon.
In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has posted so far. I'll try to get the photos up soon, and your patience with me in this is greatly appreciated!