SGT Run Ranger Run 2015 I.B. work in progress day 5

Run Ranger Run folks,

You guys are out there kicking some major butt, and some of you are in some pretty adverse weather conditions. So keep up the good fight

 " Readily will I display the intestinal fortitude required to fight on to the Ranger objective and complete the mission, though I be the lone survivor"

So here we are day five and things are looking good, most all yesterday was fitting the handles to the blades. This picture is our start point, the handles are laminated and ready to go.

 The handle material is firmly clamped down to the blade and a proper size pin it struck with a hammer which gives me my reference for drilling.

Once all the holes are spotted we move over to the drill press and drill all the holes. In this phase if you are not careful you can be a little off and the screws will not line up and you have to start over. So it it really pays to pay attention. Not shown but once all the holes are drilled the material is flipped over and the holes are counter board with a special tool to put the screws below the surface.

At this point its time to use the band saw to remove as much excess material as possible, you could just grind it away but it creates a lot of dusts. Carbon Fiber and G10 are very dangerous materials, once airborne they stay airborne and get into you lungs even when wearing a mask. I use a dust collection system to mitigate that factor as much as possible.


So here is are start point today.

                                                                Stay tuned and enjoy your day

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