I’m in aerospace manufacturing and had to get a new job because of the Boeing 737max fiasco. Well the other day I look inside the shop next to my new work and I see a wheel hanging from the ceiling.
today the owner was outside and I asked him about the when and he said he grew up riding motorcycles at Saddleback in the mid 70’s and was a machinist right out of high school.
he said he worked for Peterson research and they made at least 10,000 of these mags for Dale enterprises.
One operation on a manual lathe and it took less than 2 minutes. He said they would bring in pallets of them.