I've not had time to do anything more yet unfortunately. Handed my notice in today so got 4 weeks to get it finished ready to get it home to carry on with it in the shed. Will be trying to do some more in lunch tomorrow, got the adjustable feet plates to weld onto the frame then it will be doing the epoxy.
Having some gear at home is essential, if it wasn't for a bandsaw that can cut wood and metal and a pneumatic overhead pin router that can cut wood and aluminium I would be knackered to do it myself.
Handing your notice in is both a wonderful and scary thing all at the same time, I've tried it several times myself.
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25-02-2014 #243Will be trying to do some more in lunch tomorrow, got the adjustable feet plates to weld onto the frame then it will be doing the epoxy.
Last edited by njhussey; 25-02-2014 at 09:28 AM.
Well got out in the works for 1/2 hour just now...miracles do happen!!
Managed to drill some holes on some 40 x 40mm flat and weld on some M12 nuts to the back. These are for adjusting the frame flat whilst the epoxy is setting, they won't be used for feet as it's going to be vertically mounted......eventually.
Managed to weld in one of the feet and tidy up a bit with the angle grinder. Also put the top part of the gantry on and stitch welded it to the bottom half making the L shape. Camera died before I could get a picture of it though...
All feet are prepped up and the second one is tacked in to the frame. I'm in the workshop for 3 hours tomorrow morning so hope to get lots done as there will be no: setting up...do 10 mins welding...then put it all away again...I hope!
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Won't be rushing, not huge amounts to do. Want to get the epoxy on tomorrow...
This mornings progress...
Ground all the welds flat that needed it. Tacked on a piece of 50x50 angle as the bridge between the rails.
Realised I'd left the stop plate unwelded on the top so put a run if weld down and ground it back. Now the epoxy won't leak there.
Frame being forklifted round to the test bay, no point carrying it when there's the equipment to do it for you!
Frame tucked away and feet adjusted so it sits level.
Sat out the way in a corner...
What's missing from here? Yep my digital scales so no epoxy mixed and poured today :(
All moats in place. Used masking tape to seal the gaps.
Put the gantry on the frame and shimmed it level and 90 degrees to the x axis mounts.
All ready for the pour which will be first thing Monday morning before work. Not a bad 3 hours work this morning really.
Great job !, and a good wide epoxyduct between the rails, wasteful but necessary to get good flow and hence level all round. Pity about the scales, or lack of should I say.
Did the draught excluder go on okay ? give it a good pressing down all round just prior to pouring.
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