By , September 18, 2012
Kevin Young

Hey everybody!

I thought I would check in and let you know a little of what’s been going on at the shop since I posted last week.  We’ve been in a transition period since early last week,  finishing up some of the parts for the transfer table project and pushing through some of the steel structure for Fun Spot!  Also, as you’ve possibly already seen on the GCII facebook page, the bridge steel is headed out to California!

I had the opportunity to create an entire part for the new transfer table from start to finish last week, which was pretty awesome.  It started with cutting a length of bar into several shorter segments, each needing to be the same length.  Then, two different holes were drilled using the drill press.  I really enjoy using the drill press because of how precise you can be, as opposed to angle and location variation that can come into play with a  hand drill.  Finally, the holes had to be reamed for bushings and primed to prevent rust.  I was able to see this part creation through from start to finish, and it will be cool to see it once it is added to the brake run assembly.

Steel structure creation is well under way at the shop, and it is a great learning experience for everyone involved.  Since this is our first time doing a primarily steel structure, each and every step of the way presents new challenges that must be solved.  It is absolutely amazing to see the amount of work that goes into preparing for projects, and the attention to minute details that each person is required to have for every activity and job we do.

As I mentioned in the opening paragraph, the bridge steel I talked about during my first post is now on its way to California, and you can see pictures on the GCII page.  I’m going to try in the next couple of weeks to take some pictures of our steel structure work, so that you can see the numerous steps that it takes to make raw metal into the beautiful creation that you will see in a few months!

Until next time!


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