Sunday, November 12, 2006

Center Foot Doors Cut Out

Time to cut the doors out of the center foot's sides. The doors will be removable on all three feet to allow access inside the shells without having to take the feet entirely off the droid.

It was all Mike today. Mike removed the door from his first R2's center foot, and he used it as a template to mark lines on the PVC to guide the cutout on the sides of the center foot.

Mike then used the Dremel tile cutting attachment to route out the doors. A straight edge from a wooden board guided the straight cuts. The curved corners were done freehand.

I'll sand the PVC crumbs off, and then the center foot will be ready for glue-up!

This took pretty much the whole afternoon. Once again I am very indebted to Mike.

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