Monday, February 1, 2010

Winch Lock

I took apart my winch to hybridize a locking mechanism into the spindle. I made some drawings of it in Rhino, and then cut out the pieces on the waterJET.

You can see a video of the water jet here. It's not too exciting, except when it 'pierces' the metal before it begins a cut path -that is the moment in the video when it starts spraying.

The next step was to tap the threads and weld everything together. This year the metal shop got a nice TIG welder, which does an extra clean job on regular steel.

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