Tags » Metalworking
Here I will just be discussing the aspects/concepts that could not make it into the finished set.
Engraved Motifs: I was unable to locate a suitable pattern of 1/4″ hexagonal wire/mesh to stamp into the motifs of my outer walls, but that would have just been icing anyway; with the type of paint I’ll be using on them they’ll pop regardless. 144 more words
So all of my walls have now been both cut and all their “lips” bent; I used the Brake at the U (thanks Darcy!) for the most part but for the secondary bends I actually found a hand tool in our garage: it’s roughly the size of a normal ruler (about a foot x a few inches), made of real strong metal and has a slit lengthwise where you can insert your material then just hold on tight and manually fold your piece. 32 more words
So I have completed testing and have moved into full gear. I am proceeding with a single sheet of plywood attached to each sheet of aluminum so I actually have something to grip while running them through the jigsaw; working with aluminum alone was incredibly difficult to maneuver and it rattled like a mother. 76 more words
A month or so back I took my new girlfriends to meet my parents, yes one is an ’87 Fiero GT and the other a human female, we had a grand day of logging & tree killing, but on the drive back to Aberdeen I took us on a small detour up the coast road via Arbroath. 882 more words