Yesterday, a flatbed arrived with some I-beams for our base. Although the upper part of the design needed to be made from new materials, we wanted to reclaim materials for the base. Fortunately, the junkyard around the corner had a few old pieces of I-93 we could use. They were a little heavier than anticipated, but we are buying them at scrap rates, and we can sell them back if we ever get this thing permanently installed someplace. Here, Leonid inspects the delivery with glee.
Surly does things with a forklift you wouldn’t imagine. It’s kind of like his hydraulic left hand. Once again, Google automatically made made a little ditty of the procedure for attaching a horizontal band saw to one of these with the forklift.
Have you every seen this guy any happier?
When it all goes together, it’s supposed to look something like this:
The cylinders in the vertices will be made from a old welding gas cylinder.