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Saturday, 30 October 2010

Frame jig, It can rotate!

Continued working on the legs of the jig. Last time I made the rotating disks and the vertical adjustment on the main leg of the jig. Today I added some support legs at 45 degree angles to support the jig when it is rotating. IT WORKS........
All of the jig parts have to be detachable to allow for easy storage. It requires me to be a bit more creative and add some bolds in places that matter. 1 set of legs to go before the jig is finished. Tomorrow is another day.......Lets heat up some more steel.

Wednesday, 27 October 2010

Frame Jig, the legs!

With the size and the weight of the Jig I need to take special care of the legs it will stand on. At the same time I want to be able to change the height and be able to rotate it. This will make my life much easier when welding the frames.
It took a little while to figure it out but I think I cracked it.......
Now we need to make the 2nd leg.

Sunday, 24 October 2010

Frame jig, almost ready!

Spend another few days assembling the parts. It is getting there. 1 or 2 days more work and I am ready for my first frame.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

Frame jig, In the making!

I showed you some picks and some drawings of my latest ambition over the past weeks.
Discussed my plans with several guys, tuned my ideas based on their input and started with some pencil work and the ideas turned into drawings and now into reality. Rob Wijers and John van Wanroij are helping me to achieve it. Their lathe and milling machines are spinning and spitting out the parts. Coooool to see the concept turning into reality. Guess what I'll be doing this winter................

"And some more, these spacers will allow me to use different axle sizes"

"I will use this jig to weld the frame as well. So it must be able to rotate.."

Saturday, 16 October 2010

Work in progress, what's it for?

Nice things are happening. Machines are spinning, bits are being crafted. Just a little more patience before the first results are ready for the limelight.......

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