CADing, thinking, re-CADing, more thinking, re-re-CADing
Jan 13 - 18
Muling things over.
Markings for the holes on the main fuel tank wrap.
Cut additional form for making the main fuel tank end-caps. Locked the first aluminum blank in place and started banging away to form the end. Only about 1/4 of the way there.
Jan 21 - Feb 9
A lot of tuck shrinking learning going on.
GOOD Practice. Annealing and tuck shrinking.
Tuck shrink testing
More shrink testing. Crushed edge of main tank form. Will need to repair and make another form for practicing and for the final end-caps. Maybe oak wood.
Cut and glued up oak wood I purchased... to make new forming jig for end-caps.
Routing top piece of new form.
More work on tank end-cap jig/form. Checking busings for straps.
Glued bottom form for end-cap jig. Started cutting/reaming bushings for straps.
Started routing bottom form - blew out two bearing bits! Wood putty repair of form started.
Drill holes, routed shape of end-cap form (spending a lot of time on making this form!
Set-up for practicing tuck shrink... again. Cut and routed an additional corner for practicing.
More practice - tuck shrinking
Practice bead rolling.
Marking vertical lines on form for bead rolls as pattern for figuring out where I can/can't roll.
Finish up form by drilling holes for alignment pins. A few additional bead rolling practices. Bead rolled the one aluminum blank after marking lines. Started banging down ends to begin the process of tuck shrinking.