Saturday 14 May 2011

Machine building...start from nothing

Here's the first stages of the very first Machine build...
...a bit of marking out, cutting, filing & heating, then some bending, welding & smacking with a hammer...
It's like making jewellery...only this is bigger, there's no precious metals involved & you don't wear it..!!

The entire Frame is hand made & this is very much the "Old School" way of doing it.
Trial assembly of the various components to double check alignments & spacing, followed by a bit of a tweaking here & there, it's all part of the hand made process.

All that's left is to finish off the drilling, tap the holes, then finish the Quick-change by adjusting it so that both imperial & metric sized Tubes will fit & hold correctly.

Next stage is the assembly...

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