Day 1 frame build.
We decided to start with
the nose assembly because parts LB & LA are compound angles
and if we could get those right every thing else would be easy.
Through discussion and debate & trial and error it was discovered
that LB & LA are in fact the same part, and that the angle on
one end is the reverse of the angle on the other end. This being
discovered, a horizontal band saw with a tilting table was used
to make the first cut. After that the piece was pushed against a
stop and all 6 pieces were cut faster than you can tell the story.
A temporary welding jig
was clamped to the table and David welded the 3 noses together using
the mig welder. Afterwards Paul heated up a tin can of water with
the cutting torch for tea. He claimed it was in keeping with the
Britsh tradition of Locost building.