It Begins: November 2011
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I completed my first parts (from 1"x1"x1/8" AL Angle Stock)
on November 15, 2011
22 was the last day of the month I worked on the project. The
remainder of the week was spent celebrating the Thanksgiving
Festivities. In addition, I went to Joshua Tree
National Park with Karl K. over the weekend and Celebrated my birthday
the following Monday.
This was a double day of work. I
managed to the F14-11 parts and start working on the Flap Detent angle
mounts over my lunch break. After work, I finished the Flap Detent
Angle monts and started re-making the tie-down angle that failed my QC.
I completed work on W11-10. I also
made parts F10-06 & F22-06. I performed QC on all of the finished
parts. Most parts were good. Two (F10-06 & F14-11) were
flagged as Marginal. I have 3 main QC Classes: Pass, Marginal, &
Fail. If the part is marginal, that means that the item that is
"Out of Spec" may not be critical. It will be determined if the
part is good or bad at a later time.
I cut all the remaining 1x1x1/8" (x100")
stock to rough length. After I was finished, I had several small
scrap pieces left as well as one whole 100" piece. I'm sure I'll
make mistakes along the way and be thankful for the extra.
I fabricated F14-11 R&L. I did not
finish the parts on account of a
I included a pretty picture of me working on the Mill in the Shop :-)
I performed quality inspection on my first set of parts.
One Failed, and will have to be remade :-(
I rough-cut the remaining 1"x1"x1/8" Stock parts. I almost
immediately noticed the first big mistake of the night :-/ I've come
to the realization that this is only the beginning and many, many more will
First Day of Fabrication, First part made: SNX-W11-09
Wing Tie Down Brackets (SNX-W11-10). I would later find
that I mis-measured one of the holes and the part had to be scrapped.
I spend these two days laying on the
living room floor looking through the immense, and somewhat overwhelming
plans book. The drawings are considerably busier than anything I
do for work.... I tend to try and keep the page simple. I'm sure
I'll get used to it. I began to look through the plans and pick
out parts that were made using AL Angle bundle stock. This task
proved very tedious. I also attempted to inventory the stock in
the bundle based on the material guide in the drawing checklist.
This proved inconclusive. I later emailed the factory and asked
for an inventory list. Thankfully, they sent one, which also
included a list of the parts made with each size of stock!
Aluminum Angle Bundle, and my tools from the workshop were delivered!
The project officially Begins!
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