Saturday January 13, 2018, Guerneville CA.
Working on the project
Today was going to be a project day, so when I got it going I went outside to start things going but it was too cold to get started.
Charging a battery
That was it and back in the house I went chilled through.
After about an hour I tried again determined to make it this time. It had warmed up a couple more degrees and wasn’t quite as bad.
Fabricating the Carrier parts
My main project today was to fabricate the van’s motorcycle carrier out of steel.
Cutting and drilling
Deburring and laying out
I had to remove all the burrs off the metal pieces so I did a first pass on that as I’ll have to do more in a bit.
I then beveled all the metal in the places I was going to weld up and finished deburring things.
Arc welded the parts together
I finished just before dark. The parts need some paint, but I’ll wait until I get it all made and tested before painting.
Metal parts I constructed today
I still need to make the levers and the hinged cycle mounting bracket so I still have quite a lot to do but a good start.
That was my day.