Friday, 6 November 2015

The first of the Moulds (Molds)

Just to remind you, I have started the Building Jig a few days ago:

Now I am adding the uprights, which I bolt to the base. I then cut out the moulds and screw them to the uprights:

Notice the black clamps holding the uprights to the base. These are the most frequently used tools I have and it pleases me to be using them as I made them when I was 15 years old.

The biggest problem I'm finding is space in which to work as the jig is taking up most of the working area. I have to take a Sterling Board from where I have them stacked and get it into a horizontal position three feet off the floor.

They might not look it but they are very heavy and awkward to be manhandled by one person.

Once I have it horizontal, I mark out on it the shape of the Mould, very accurately, using the information on the plans I bought.

Next I use a jigsaw to cut the mould from the Sterling board, then screw it to the appropriate uprights.

All I'm doing here is summarizing the process in order that I can give you an update. I will try to photograph the process step by step  tomorrow, it took me two moulds to get from 'trial & error' to a procedure for working.