I must admit I felt some trepidation when I went to add the wheel assemblies to the turntable this evening. They were inherently unstable, and I couldn’t think of a way to clamp them so the glue would have time to dry. I also haven’t come up with a way to pin them, which I would have liked Ito have done. In the end, it … Continue reading On its wheels
There was a clear and present danger that no modelling would happen this evening. The Girl wanted to snuggle, and well, who can resist cuddling with their seven-year-old? There will come a day when I can only reminisce about having my children fall asleep beside me. Still, the race to see who falls asleep first really eats into my evening. I finally managed to shake … Continue reading Starting to look more like a turntable!
My friend Scott Calvert invited me to an operating session on Thursday (check out his new website!). Everyone (everyone!?) asked me how the turntable was coming along, and so, I guess it has been a while since the last update. The true story is that I have had a couple of killer weeks at work, and most of my evenings have been devoted to that. … Continue reading Levelling the Turntable
I started on the cosmetic girders for the turntable a few weeks ago when I was away on business and couldn’t make progress on the main body anyway. I confess I didn’t make all that much progress in the hotel as there was too much to do during the day, and I spent most of my evenings working. Well, it didn’t take too long to … Continue reading Turntable girders
[Note, I mis-published this to the wrong blog last weekend. I’ve since finished the remaining two wheels] Today I managed to assemble two of the four wheels for the turntable. I would have had all four, but two of the trucks broke before I could finish them. I considered throwing in the towel, but decided in the end I could still get two out of … Continue reading Two Down, Two to Go