Saturday, September 15, 2007

The Grill - Technical Drawing

Here is my technical drawing. It's more or less final, but I'm still working on a few design issues. I want the side table to fold out, so the grill is more compact when stored. It should also be sturdy and without wobble when it is extended. It's hard to get both. I've settled on a system with a free hinge and two support rods that lock into the table when it is out, sort of like the rod that holds up a car hood. It will work, but I'd like a more elegant solution. Bob Woods, my instructor, suggested that there are prefab hinged arms to do just this task. Fortunately, the table will be one of the last parts I build, so I have plenty of time to figure this one out.


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