Monday, February 20, 2012

New Saw

I got tired of the miter saw turning metal into scrap and dust.  So today I made a trip to Northern Tool and picked up a dry saw http://www.northerntool.com/shop/tools/product_200326857_200326857 .  This think is great.  The price in the store was less than their web site.

I got some cutting done today, but not as much as I was hoping.  Next it will be time to play with the welder and start tacking everything together.



Friday, February 17, 2012

First Cut

I sneaked out of work a bit early today.  I mean it was in the 60's today, how can you be expected to stay in the office all day :-)

I have now cut my first three tubes.  I know this is a small thing but it is a start.

Lesson learned today.  When using an abrasive disk in a miter saw the blade flexes side to side very easily.  You can end up with cuts that are not very straight.  I think the trick is to not force the blade.