|| Larry Cottrill |
| Date :
|| 2003-08-12 09:16:02
| Subject :
|| Work In Progress
I have finished building a gluing jig for the N-struts, and have started to cut the pieces from some of the Titanium tubing Mark 'Thixis' sent me. The jig is made of 3/32-inch sheet and 1/4-inch square stick balsa, and took only about an hour or so to build. Sorry, no photos yet.
The tubing is .25 inch OD x .020 thick. It takes 13 to 15 minutes to make each cut through it with the jeweler's saw [I swear I am not making this up]. Fortunately, there are only six pieces to prepare, and then I'll be ready to glue one up in the jig -- my first try at J-B Weld bonding. The Titanium is neat stuff, but it really is a lot of work when all you have is hobbyist tooling.
The angle pieces will be aluminum, so these will go a lot faster, even considering the slots that need to be filed. I'll get some photos when all these pieces are ready.
Just wanted to post something to let you all know that I'm serious.