Hello Ladies and Gentlemen.
This project will take a long time for me to build. It’s complicated and everything needs to take good care.
All measurements are in inches so I have to convert them to mm.
The first picture shows the Soleplate from the top…
The first was to use a flat file to smooth over the bottom and some milling.
Then check out where all the holes, and fixes the midline.
I was using a center drill to mark out the midline, and then I have to drill for the columns…
… and for the main bearings.
After that I have to smooth the surface…
… and even some milling on the edges…
… and the bottom.
Then it’s was necessary to use a flat file emery cloth and a bit polish.
So far I am quite happy with the result. I have measured and measured again, but things seem to measure up. The soleplate is very important, everything here must be correct otherwise I think I will have some problem..
I’ll be back.