Horus head work continues

More work done on the Horus head. Machined new eye cups from Aluminum. Each iris is held in place with three 6-32 set screws. Still need to attach the head pivot mechanism, iris locating brackets and eye LEDs. It’s a perfect fit in the head casting… no room to spare!

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2 thoughts on “Horus head work continues

  1. Couple of questions to satisfy my curiosity. What are you using to machine the aluminum, and where the heck did you get what appears to be old camera lens irises?

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    • The iris apertures are available from China via eBay but you can find them in the U.S, from companies like OptoSigma and Thorlabs. The trick is finding one with the correct dimensions and we just lucked out with an eBay find as they were a lot less expensive than sourcing stateside.

      I make all of my Aluminum parts using a Taig benchtop lathe with a milling attachment. For making relatively small parts it’s one of the best, most versatile tools there is. Taig equipment is very high quality and you get a lot of bang for your buck- great support for it too. Check out http://www.cartertools.com.

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