Tuesday, July 26, 2011

More Ankle and Head Work

The weather was much cooler (but still hot) so I was able to get more work done today compared to last week.

The center ankle is nearly to the same stage as the original after gluing on the other side piece. I made a few changes this time around. You'll notice the two side pieces don't go as high as the center does. I did this because they really don't need to go that high and to save weight.

For the head I cut the grooves into the base disc for the ribs to fit into. I'm going to try to use just four ribs. The reason is because the back ends would pump into each other preventing a good fit. So not wanting to modify the rib design I'll try using just four. We'll see how that goes.
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I was also able to drill the mounting holes for the rockler bearing and rough cut the four remaining ribs.
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Here you see how the ribs and the rod will fit together.

Next week, weather permitting, I'll trim the head ribs and test fit them. I'm going to try and get a sheet of styrene too so I can test fit it to see if it'll maintain it's circle around the head with only four ribs. I hope it does.


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