First cut of the cases


The drive side case was first up for fly cutting the mating surface. Bob mounted it to the table and did the faffing about getting it level, but in fairness the casting was pretty straight. I did a dry run of the tool path and when that was complete there was no delaying it. Time for the first cut!

The mighty Bridgeport performed admirably and 20 thou cuts were a breeze. I showed Bob how to start the program and after a couple of goes he was away. We had to take about a quarter off the height, which didn’t take too long at all.

Loads of man glitter kicking around now, so I need to be careful not to get it round the house. Swarf gets everywhere doesn’t it??

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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