Getting into the groove


It might not look much, but the first cuts on the mill have been done. These will be the radius of the conrod as the thickness increases to the eyes of the big and small ends. A simple groove on the rotary table.

Except that nothing is simple is it? The mill isn’t big enough to do the slot in one go, the job would hit the body of the mill. We had to do one half from each side. Hard to explain in words, but obvious as a dog’s doo-dahs when you see it.

Big end done on both sides, on to the little end next.

About Sophie Whiptank - aka Bart

I'm just a bloke doing some stuff, the more interesting bits I post on my blog. Scroll down far enough and you'll see me riding from Melbourne Australia to Birmingham, England in 2014. But now I'm working on another project, a single cylinder motorbike engine at 2750cc!

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