No! Stop!

No! Stop!

Wednesday 21 March

So, up until now, when I place a piece of Aluminium onto the Carvey workspace, I look across the edge of the metal, to see which way it wants to bend. Then if the top-face bends up, I'll place it top-face-down, to minimise the deflection in the center - since the metal is only clamped at the outsides. This way, the natural stress is to force the metal into the waste-board which gives a relatively flatter surface on which to carve. It has its own problems when you're taking off the last 0.1mm, because the springy metal then wants to jump upwards as the last of it is released, but placing a sufficient number of tabs generally gets around that issue.

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Card Cage

Card Cage

Tuesday 20 March

Having changed the design along the lines of the previous post, I cut out a new 8"x7.5" blank piece of Aluminum, and ran the new design through the CNC machine to produce the below results…

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Oops

"Oops!"

Monday 19 March

Since the design for the side-cages was already done, it was a matter of cutting some more Aluminium from the sheet, locking it into the CNC machine, and clicking on 'Carve'. Of course, life is never that simple…

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Slotting into place

Slotting into place

Sunday 18 March

It's been a busy weekend (seems we're getting a dog…) so I didn't get too much done this weekend, but I did manage to get the Aluminium for the rear panel cut and carved into shape…

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Hit the Brake

Hit the Brake

Friday 16 March

So the brake turned up and it was very well packed in a wooden box, with the both the brake and the cover bolted to the bottom of the box …

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