Base and Frame Assembly

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A piece of cast aluminim tooling plate was used for a base.  The plate was drilled and tapped for the frame castings.

  

I had thought about engine turning the surface of the plate when it is done, however the finish of the plate is in excellent condition and has a nice swirl to it.   I flipped the plate over and drilled and tapped four 10-32 holes in the corners and bolted on some 1" diameter hard rubber feet.  They are durable and do prevent the machine from moving around.

 

The motor/spindle head castings have been installed on the vertical shaft.  Next step is to make the motor mounting plate.