Hebridean Wind Vane Construction: Part 4 (Piece 5a+b and Piece 11)

Next up was parts 5A + B

You can see the ‘before’ and ‘after’ below

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You have to make two lots of these. Not really much to say about this, as it’s very similar to part 4.

One thing I did was after I finished one and the holes in both, was joining them together to draw a ‘stencil’ of where to cut the second one

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Pretty simple.

Part 11 was more interesting, three stainless steel sheets that had to be drilled multiple times in the exact same place.

First, I found the centre by marking the diagonals

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Then marked all the remaining lines and drilled the holes. To do this I taped all three sheets together with gorilla tape and then clamped them firmly for good measure.

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Next, I had to cut a BIG ASS HOLE out of the middle. I used screws to secure them together in the newly cut holes

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Then I got a holesaw and cut through

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A couple of tips on this

  • Use a SHITLOAD of cutting fluid
  • I cannot imagine doing this without a drillpress. Borrow one if you have to
  • It takes a while. Be patient!

Finally, it was done

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Sweet!

PIECES COMPLETE: 1, 4A+4B, 13, 11, 5A+B

HOURS: 14

 

Matt

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