Beginning The Build

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Begining The Build

After several weeks of design work, I'm beginning the build of my entry in the 2018 People's Sculpture Race. My task for the next six weeks is to turn this pile of metal in to a finished sculture.

So I need to turn this:

A pile of metal

in to this:

A cad image of a sculpture

First Task

The task for this evening was to make a tool to cut grooves for retaining rings. I'm using retaining rings to hold my shafts in place and I couldn't find a stock tool to cut the necessary grooves.

Here is the tools that I made:

Here is the tool in action on the lathe:

Here is a 1/4" shaft with the groove cut and the retaining ring installed: