Saturday, November 19, 2016

Section: 38
Hours: 4

More filing, deburring, polishing, fluting, etc. getting parts prepped for the canopy frame. I had my first power tool casualty of the project- my faithful Craftsman 4" disc / belt sander died today. The plastic bearing wheel in one of the idler drums disintegrated into a gazillion parts. I replaced it with a new Porter-Cable 6" disc / belt sander from Lowe's. I lucked out- it was on sale $20 off today. The disc / belt sander has been one of my more heavily used tool for this project. I use the belt sander to smooth the rough water cut edges of the heavier aluminum pieces and the disc sander is great for squaring edges and rounding corners of smaller parts, angle stock and tubing.

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