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We had a request to make a Delrin Canister for a FastFind PLB

The customer emailed a specification and supplied two very nice locking catches

Sealing was done with a 4mm face O ring and a 2.5mm silicon barrel O ring



The raw materials cut from 80mm delrin rod




The canister body rough shaped & sized



Boring the canister body

The depth was about the sensible limit for my 12mm boring bar so another job added to the list - make a longer heavier 20mm one that takes the same inserts


The head rough shaped & sized

Flash photo’s don't half show up every little bit of dust


Matching the head and body


The white lines are the remains of cigarette papers used to pack the head to make it a tight fit into the body - they are approx. 1.5 thou apiece


The head grooved for a soft silicon barrel ring and showing the 4mm face O ring



Ready to send, just need to pop a couple of spare O rings inside the canister and pack it in bubble wrap




New style canister with reflective tapes




Overview, showing the Yorkshire Rose on the lid




Canister comes with two solid loops for fitting onto 50mm webbing belt



The package:

Canister

O ring plus spare O ring

Silicone grease for the O ring




Four double O ring sealed canisters ready for dispatch


New style double seal lid for - very similar to the old one but with a longer barrel section, lightened, and with a 5mm face O ring and a 3.5mm barrel O ring so that there are two seals - just in case


A baby canister - inside is 50mm by 145mm sized for car keys & cash with space for a mars bar or similar


Large PLB cannister with space for a mars bar (other sweets are available) or extra essentials such as cigs