Mike of SG Tooling helped me to prepare a piece of square aluminium stock for the job. What I need to do is to drill the mounting holes for M5 and an 8mm hole to mount a rod which will go into the spindle. I encountered quite some problem with drilling the hole as the drill wondered despite having a centre punched mark. Persevered through the job with one of the tap holes off centre. Couldn't proceed further in fear of incurring the wrath of my beloved.
|The stock measures 15mm square with both ends trimmed with Mike's help.|
|Measuring the stock to layout the hole locations. The height indicator was used on the glass table top before the surface plate followed me home.|
|Centre punched to avoid the drill wondering everywhere.|
|Still, the centre drill wondered around, resulting in off centered hole. The hole is also not round.|
|Using the drill press to start the M5 tap.|
|Removed from the drill press to continue tapping by hand.|
|The 2 digital dial indicators mounted with M5 cap screws.|
It may takes me awhile before I can get back to the shop to continue my work. Don't think I've the blessing with this hobby of mine.