At the hack space a cutting board was cut according to the triangle drafted for the fish tank platen. A printed copy was cut out, outlined and traced on the cutting board. The cuts were made using a table saw and a band saw.
Triangle cut from plastic
An identical triangle was marked the same was on an old jelly roll pan which was cutting using a horizontal band saw and a hand hack saw.
Triangle marked on metal
The plastic triangle will serve to hold the bearings in place between itself and the non-stick pie tin. Holes will be drilled part way (7/8” Ø) which will hold the bearings while smaller holes (≥ 1/4” Ø and < 7/8” Ø) will go all the way through the plastic. The plastic and pie tin will be bolted together.
The metal platen will have 5/16” Ø holes drilled in the corners were extruded U bolts will all the ¼-20 shafts to pass through.
- Collect stuff
- Update price list to include min/max prices and estimates
- Revise documentation
- Build stuff
- Test + debug