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Preparing for Construction…
June 9, 2010, 5:24 am
Filed under: Materials, Process | Tags: ,

To save money (and then have to put out more money to fix problems) I broke down my design from being large circular objects into four sections each. now that they have been cut i have to machine the corners to that they creat a lap joint and as such can be bolted together.

Firstly I had to make a horizontal cut at the end of each segment using the table Saw set to the correct depth and length from stop, (as there were two different length cuts I had to make sure I didn’t cut them at the wrong lengths. To do this I set the saw twice and cut in two stages.

Horizontal cuts, waste material clearly marked

Horizontal cuts, waste material clearly marked

After this horizontal cut was made I had to make some vertical cuts. Using the Re-Saw with a particularly sharp blade and set to the exact right distance the cuts were made. All pieces would now fit together with out any further problems.

virtical cuts for lap joint

virtical cuts for lap joint

Now that most problems have been resolved I have to sit back and work out the order in which all segments go together in regards to construction…

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I really wanna see the final product :]

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