Charlotte’s Revenge – A rotisserie for pigs

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Last year we hosted a party for a bunch of friends and family. It was wonderful to have so many close friends and relatives having a good time together. Anyways, that isn’t what this post is about. Early on in the planning stages of the party it was decided that we should spit roast a pig. Not just any little pig though, we wanted to do a large one in the 80 to 90 lb range. That is a lot of meat to spin.

There were a few commercially available rotisseries to had for quiet a few $$$, as well as some rental ones that had a cost that was a bit easier to swallow. But where is the fun in that? I had some motors laying around and a desire to make something, so off I went.

IMG_20140922_084446.jpg A preview of things to come

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Forest creature mobile

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V and I completed a little collaborative project for a baby shower gift. Her job was artistic vision, painting, and assembly; my job was manufacturing the wooden and metal pieces.

The metal pieces consist of turned brass and brass tubing, these are used as the support structure for the mobile.

Forest creature mobile - putting things together

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The wooden trees, chevrons, and circles used for the animals are all 5 mm baltic birch plywood. The majority of these were cut out on a cnc machine. Everything is held together using beading wire.
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Taig lathe x-axis DRO

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I am almost done adding the x-axis digital readout (DRO) to my Taig lathe. All that I have left to do is affix the scale slide to the cross slide bracket that I made. This will likely be done with a set screw. After that I can start the work on the z-axis DRO.

Taig lathe DRO

Taig lathe DRO

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