I had a slight malfuntion of the Plasma Torch in cutting the second piece of the lower battery tray. The vertical axis was having problems lining up, but I decided to give it a shot. Wrong move. The torch made contact with the stock and drug it around on several moves. I could only watch in horror as my precious 5052 sheet was sliced into semi-random chunks.
Time to order more aluminum sheet.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Honestly, how long did I think a bending brake made of wood was going to last? It broke while making a bracket for the front fender on some 1/8" aluminum strip. So for the last two weeks, I've been making Brake v2.0 using Aluminum Channels, Iron Pipe, and a heavy duty steel hinge. (design inspired by Dave Clay: http://www.ch601.org/tools/bendbrake/brakeplans.pdf)