Posted 12 August 2018 - 02:05 AM
Dang D&E gat, later mated with the RGG design for a hybrid version. Started back when I got my first bridgeport, a friend had the plans and never attempted to build it, he gave them to me for a first project on that bridgeport.
Then, I decided to get into cnc.... built a stepper x/y table to mount on the bridgeport, later converted the machine itself to cnc. THEN.... a friend with a machine shop gave me a smoking deal on a V2Xt bridgeport with servos, so I changed machines.
THEN...... I sold all my machines, moved south but kept all the tooling and such. Built a 32x50 pole barn for a shop, a room in that barn for a machine shop. Retired about 2 years ago. Got more machines and FINALLY returned to the gat project. Finished it up this year and fired it a bunch. Now onto the 357 gat project.
So.... 3 bridgeports, 900 miles, put up a building, finish the gat somewhere around 7 years after I started it. Had fun though through out it all however.
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Posted 12 August 2018 - 04:40 AM
Back in the 1980's I purchased plans for the Bartlett Flying Saucer hovercraft that is still going through design changes. Probably has to do with me gaining a few pounds along the way, but I blame it on lack of horse power so the latest engine which is half the weight of a Briggs and Stratton 6 horse is a West Bend 820 two stroke from the vintage go kart era. This engine is rated for 12 to 15 horse power and it kicks up the dust for sure. Now I am focused on the skirting material that goes around the craft. I have to wait until a good rain to do any testing because the dirt doesn't taste as good as it used to when I was younger.
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Posted 06 September 2018 - 03:25 AM
Started a business and then a family. I’m really wanting to finish it up but it will be a while. I have started trimming down all the unnecessary/unused toys and that should fund most of the project.
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