Thursday, March 1, 2018

Workshop training exercises well past midnight

When asked by aspiring engineers and entrepreneurs for a 'fast track tip' Elon Musk said: instead of 40 hours per week, do 80 hours. All things being equal you will achieve your yearly goal by June. To get there even sooner, do 100 hours. 
It’s funny how time flies when you learn new stuff. Last night we stayed in the workshop well past midnight. The first training exercise: a 5 x 5 mm block with 1 mm gap.  We got within 2 microns on the first go. The second exercise: toothed cylinder, 8 mm in diameter, watch gear profile. Then another cut: its reverse 'image'. Material 316L.
Made in Australia? You bet.

What we have learned:

If you can imagine it, you can draw it. If you can draw it, you can make it.

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