Right now I am working out my fabrication system. I have one full house plasma cut from the .25" aluminum plate. It took a few tries to get the plasma set up just right and the same with the new Spoolmatic welding gun, an essential tool to mig weld aluminum. At first I just melted my test pieces. It was pretty comical, but after a day of practice everything is fined tuned. Changing from steel and stainless steel, two very hard substances, to working with super soft aluminum is a challenge, but one I am loving.
Even though the work is hard I am very excited and finding that I really like aluminum. Here are some images from the first week of fab work.
|Ahh, pretty. Aluminum plate just waiting to get cut up.|
|More raw materials.|
|Layout and cutting with the plasma torch.|
|The Miller Spoolmatic mig gun, a dream to work with.|
|Me, plasma cutting.|
|Test cuts for the windows, pretty crappy, I'll be using a template to make them cleaner.|