The Rings - Phase IV
- Dust and Wheels and Lots More Dust
Remember all that glue
oozing all over? Well, that dried now and we need to grind it off. That, is
Then, we need to prep
the rings and let The Rubber Meet The Road and see if Plan (B) will be in
Playing the martyr I am,
and here are the new Tools Of Torture. I know them well and yes, I will hurt
when these are not needed later on.
I used the 5" grinder
to get rid of the excess glue. My garage ended up in a coating of dust reminiscent
of a volcanic eruption and the resulting ash everywhere. I used #36 grit and
it sure did the job. It sure did.
Nice and even and no more
glue. Love that Baltic Birch plywood. It is wonderful to work with.
Done and prepped clean.
How to hold secure an
8' ring and how to find the center? Plop it on a sheet of plywood!
These will hold the ring
Using the same thickness
materials, we build a pylon. I used the drill press to make certain the hole
is vertical. Do some careful measuring, and all set to go.
Ready to go.
Using a 1" Roundnose
bit, I lay a groove down for the wheels. The same tool and settings will do
the other ring as well.
Just deep enough. After
final fitting, I may need to be a bit deeper yet.
I set the Upper Ring concentic
to the Bottom Ring and will screw them together.
The screw w/o the mark
is one of six places I secured.
Looking good it is.
Router, mounted and ready
The Groove ...
One serious drill bit!
Time to make a slot for
From the top.
Lets mount the wheel with
a 3 1/2" carriage bolt.
(14) to go.
All together and working
just great. My ninety seven year old mother could rotate the ring with one
Now to see if it will
be happy when placed under The Domer. Time for supper, and get my feet off
Now, I wished I had not
made a serious commitment to lay off The Sauce for a while. Is, 2+ weeks long
(To Be Continued)