When I left off last time I said that the “furniture” was done. That wasn’t quite true and it took quite a while to finish the job. Because I will have to break these chevalets down for storage (or possibly shipping) I decided to bolt certain joints that I normally glue so they could be dis-assembled. In the case of this arm to post joint it also allows the arm to be reversed to left handed position. I may need that at the school some time.
The shipper managed to break the last chevy I shipped at this joint so it gets bolted as well (for dis-assembly).
This is the mortise for the clamp pedestal. Sorry no photos of the pedestals but they’re pretty boring.
The bearings arrived from Igus right on time. I bought some new ones this time for the tops of the adjusters. I will retrofit my old chevalets as these are a real improvement.
They are little self aligners that press fit on a shoulder in a 13/16" hole.
I needed to pick up my steel before I could try them out.
This is how they look with just the round bar in place.
They are capable of mis-aligning far more than required here.
This is how things looked when I shut down today, forty hours in. Sixty is starting to look a bit ambitious.
Tomorrow I make saw frames and clamp springs.
Thanks for looking in.
If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fiberglass trees.
- Part 5: "Furniture" Complete, Done for Now
- Part 6: Slow Progress ..... but progress none the less
- Part 7: Saw Frames, Clamp Springs, and Height Adjustability