Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Hub

The simple set up
Checking alignment

Testing spacing and orientation

12 holes equi-spaced
I had chance to set up a drilling rig so I could drill and position the spoke holes using the indexing on the lathe. The drill stand is one I picked up from Aldi's it has a good solid cast steel base, the post is just tube and only light. The mounting for the drill is sturdy, the operation of the drilling mechanism is a bit sloppy but easy to align and drills straight. I used a Centre bit for easy alignment and a pre-drill, the holes where then bored out to 3/8. A Brad bit would have done the job in one go but the height set up would not have allowed for one. 

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