Andrew Spina Log
- Cleaned inside of tank, and covered it with WD-40.
- TIG welded large flange to standoff tube and tube to hydraulic reservoir.
- Machined the last hole in the tank. Welding this week.
- Posted my thoughts on design improvement for the hydraulic tank here
- Ordered the engine, pump, flanges, and some hydraulic components. All have arrived.
- Machined two holes in the Hydraulic Reservoir.
- Figuring out how to properly clean and finish the inside of the tank.
- Got back from my business trip. Planning on ordering the engine and pump this week.
- Tom sent me information on the muffler design. Still deciding whether to build or buy a muffler.
- Send a query to Briggs and Stratton asking about the difference between these models: #49M777-0118-G1, #49M777-0120-G1, #49M777-0110-G1.
- If I get a satisfactory response, I'll try to get it included in the BOM so others can understand the implications of getting a particular model.
- Learned from Tom that the cube may need to be taller than 24".
- Asked Tom about muffler design. The cube BOM mentions the muffler but the manufacturing section doesn't mention assembly. He is buying one. I may too.
- Fixed some spelling errors on wiki pages. Hoping that I wasn't stepping on toes.
- Verified Steel order was correct.
- No work next week because I'm on a business trip.
- Created a Spreadsheet to track the parts that I have, and need. More detail here
- Ordering additional Angle and steel for the Hydraulic Reservoir tomorrow.
- Hopefully begin assembling the frame on Thursday.
- Posted to my blog about my first week of work.
- Cut my angle to length. The bill of materials for the Power Cube was wrong I'll need more angle to build the frame.
- Ordered 20 feet (240") of 2" by 1/4" angle iron. Cost = 65$ + tax. My awesome wife will pick it up.
- Started talking to Tom via email about Power Cube documentation and materials.
- got permission to use the machine shop at Baltimore County Community College to produce a Power Cube!