Friday, January 19, 2007

Its a frame up

No picture yet, but that abra file has worked wonders and I now have a set of what timber folk would call "rough hewn" frames for the deWinton - ans two end plates.

I am amazed at how easy the abra file blade cuts through the metal, and being a circular section you can change direction at any time. The only limitation I found was that the hacksaw frame was too shallow when I was sawing towards the middle of the piece, so I had to saw with the frame not parallel to the cut some of the time.

The next step is put a curved bit in the centre of each one to accommodate the boiler - and so long as that goes well I can file the shaping smooth and get on with joining all the bits up.

More news and pictures soon.


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