What to make aperture blades out of?

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  1. athanasius80

    athanasius80 Member

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    I just got a "project" No. 4 Optimo shutter and find that it has three broken-in-two aperture blades and two others with cracks. What should one make replacements with?
    Thanks!
     
  2. greyhoundman

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    Steel shim stock from a supply shop works. Measure the thickness of the current blades and buy the same in shim stock. It can be blued to give a factory look when done.
     
  3. jimgalli

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    Or I can send you a few blades from a junker shutter I have.