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Lathe

Lathe work

A 31mm long prototype part with 6mm diameter in one end and 3mm at the other. From an M12 stainless steel threaded rod (the only stainless at hand...)

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PIKANTO

Steel Fin Moulds

Jari machined these steel fin moulds for the PIKANTO over the weekend. The fin will be moulded with a clear glecoat, one 200g carbon layer as a surface layer, and one 250g/m2 UHM UD carbon layer. We are going to use either cnc-machined balsa cores, or a 2-component epoxy foam core. The bulb attaches with an M3 threaded rod which will be moulded into the lower end of the fin. At the boat end we'll insert a metal piece with M4 threads so the fin can be attached to the boat with an M4 hex screw.

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CNC PIKANTO

Milling Steel

And here some pocketing in aluminium:

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CNC

Bulb Milling Videos

Jari shot some videos during the milling of the beaver-tail bulb. They now appear on YouTube.

For a mostly home-built cnc minimill of this size, this is pretty 'hard core' stuff...

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CNC

Steel bulb nr3


Jari made this steel bulb over the weekend. It has a slightly triangular cross section in the beginning which flattens out to a 'beaver-tail' at the end.