News:

It is the start of Summer vacations, and for many, planting season too. But that doesn't mean you can't shoot your airgun! And you'd best, unless you want to lose your touch for the Fall hunting seasons, which will be upon us before we know it!

Main Menu

My Next Build Has Started

Started by Loren, December 24, 2020, 05:23:45 AM

Previous topic - Next topic

bnowlin

Absolutely mind boggling at what Loren does.  Fantastic
Bobn

Loren

Thanks everyone!

I filled the gantry column boxes with 6lb urethane foam.  Will add a little light weight strength and hopefully a little dampen vibration.





I started getting the beam components assembled this evening. 




Alan

Something just occurred to me. Your project have a large number of threaded fittings, and rightly so. But I just have to ask... How much glue do you use on a project like this one?
Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

Loren

I have used about 1 1/2 gallons of Titebond III wood glue, and 1 1/4 gallons of epoxy for leveling and shimming.

I use the wood glue pretty liberally.  If glue's not squeezing out and running everywhere then there is not enough glue in the joint....lol 

I keep a bucket of water and rag in the shop for wiping off the excess glue, so when it dries there are no runs and drips to chisel or sand off.

Loren

I made some big progress this weekend. 







bnowlin

Yes you did sir.  Looking good.
Bobn

Alan

There is one certainty! Loren needs a bigger shop!
Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

Loren

Quote from: Alan on June 27, 2022, 08:10:58 AMThere is one certainty! Loren needs a bigger shop!

The struggle is real...lol

I will be creating a permanent home in the shop once the machine is completed.  The floor space the machine is taking up and then the space required to process 4 x 8' sheets of material does take up a lot of space.

Alan

Alan

I have a Hill EC-3000 compressor. If you're a fellow Guild member, and you pass through Roswell, NM, I'll fill your tank as a courtesy (4,250 PSI limit).

Loren

Ha Ha...First world problem.

Loren

Painting is completed, even the belly of the beast got painted.  LOL




bnowlin

Looks like you used quality products in the build.

Well done.  Is it finished?  Hope your shop has a big door if you ever have to move it
Bobn

Loren

Thanks Bob.

It is not finishes.  Mechanically, it is nearly complete.  I installed hard stop for the X-axis and Y-axis.






I need to make and mount trays to support electrical cable drag chain. 

After than most of what is left is ALL of the electrical installation.

Part of my design was making it so it could be moved in the future, so have that covered. :-)