Tag: Welding

  • Restoring A Chinese Laser Cutter (part 2)

    Restoring A Chinese Laser Cutter (part 2)

    As I mentioned in the last post, my next step on this project was to lift the frame up higher so I could fit a lot more stuff underneath. The original frame is made from thin-walled 2″ square tubing, so I decided to also go with 0.063″ wall 2″ square tubing. I borrowed time on […]

  • The Last Bike…for a while at least

    The Last Bike…for a while at least

    I guess I always say it is going to be the last for a while, so we’ll see how long it lasts this time… Anyhow, this time it coincides a bit with the end of an era: I have graduated and re-situated myself on the west coast once again. For most of July I was traveling, […]

  • Day 4: Motor and seat mounts

    Today started so terribly.  It was 4:30pm already and all I had was a CAD of a motor bracket. And a partly scrapped attempt at a pair of brackets. I took a break for 20 minutes, followed by a few minutes of sulking. Then, 4:55pm, waterjet. 15 minutes after it was done cutting: This was […]

  • Day 3: now the steering is actually done…

    Sorry for the lapse yesterday. Today I am a little behind. Looks like I will have to make a motor mount and seat mount by the end of tomorrow. Yesterday I did most of a steering system, and today I spent a good bit of time fixing it, and then actually finishing it. The steering […]