Saturday, February 10, 2007

More Drivetrain Cuts, Started Gluing Outer Foot Shells

Today was fairly productive, I had a chance to work on a couple of areas on the feet.

The first order of business was to drop by Kelvin's, and use his band saw yet again. I needed to chop the corners off the square pieces that will house the wheels.

The L channel also needed to be trimmed. One pair is 1.500"x1.000", the other is 1.500"x1.188", per the H&A blueprints.

A 55 degree angle is cut on the L channel as well.

Back at home, I used a jigsaw to open up the area where the wheel will go.

After all those cuts, I cleaned everything up with a file.

Turning to the outer foot shells, I started gluing up three of the sides, and the top.

The overhang on the front and back sides will be trimmed, probably the next time I visit with Mike.

All in all, a reasonably productive day. I still need to drill a lot of holes for screws on the drivetrain, but first I need to order and receive the screws, nuts, chain, etc. from McMaster-Carr.


Victor Franco said...

Correction, the more I thought about it, I realized that the front and back pieces cannot be cut straight down with a table saw. I spoke with Mike and he said they'd be trimmed to size with a Dremel, and by sanding and trimming with a razor blade.

Victor Franco said...

Eh, I disliked the misleading statement in the post so much, I edited it to be less specific.