Since the last time I machined anything was a while ago, I had to look through my availabile material. I found various sizes of aluminum stock. Most of the stock I have is for larger car concepts, but I did happen to order three feet of smaller sized aluminum which matches my needs currently.
I had to fire up the Dewalt cold cut saw, again, and it worked well to cut the metal to approximate lengths. It’s a good idea to know what size of stock metal you’re going to machine to setup the machine tool paths through the CAM software. The whole process will be available in a video coming soon.
The video this week will be centered around building the ride structure. The 3D model in the picture about is a base form/jig to help build the bents precisely. They will not be perfect, but will fit in an appropriate range. Much like the real thing. Stay tuned!