Uhhhh I'm not sure how much Nortel would like that. I could probably
get away with punching a set or two but going into mass production would
probably look a little suspicious. I figure the first few would go like
My Manager: So Ryan what are you guys building today?
Me: uhhh they're retaining braces for the ISDN shelf assmbly on the
SNZY (pronounced sneezey, like the dwarf) SuperNode Frame
My Manager: good, very well then, snap some digital pictures once you
get them mounted in the frame
Me: umm ok
I also think they might catch on to me when I back up my Explorer to the
load dock to pick up some "scrap" aluminum that's been powder coated.
If I did it legally like with a PO and stuff I would have to charge like
700 bucks each or something like that. It takes a bit of moola to get
the ole Trumph Minimatic 1000 punching machine in action. The labor
costs alone are astronomical! :p
>From: "Barr, Scott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>To: "'Ryan Smith'" <email@example.com>, spitfires@Autox.Team.Net
>Subject: RE: SPITFIRE Engine side plates
>Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 17:19:40 -0500
>Reply-To: "Barr, Scott" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>Hmmmm.... Are you going to do this like Joe's doing the window
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Ryan Smith [SMTP:email@example.com]
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 11, 1998 5:10 PM
>> To: spitfires@Autox.Team.Net
>> Subject: Re: SPITFIRE Engine side plates
>> I need some valences too. I have the old ones in my trunk ... err
>> but they're shot. In the machine shop where I'm working now we make
>> lot of prototype sheet metal pieces for telecommunications equipment
>> (Nortel). I wouldn't dare to dream that anybody has ever entered
>> patternes into a cad program preferably Pro Engineer? Reason I ask,
>> I have percise (CAD) drawings I can input them into our automatic
>> punching machine and mill those bad boys in like 30 seconds flat.
>> have to bend them in the press but that doesn't take long either.
>> Powder coat them black and I'd be set. I wonder what guage aluminum
>> use. 0.090"?
>> Just thinking aloud on the list.
>> Ryan Smith
>> Mechanical Engineering, Virginia Tech
>> Emerald Green, 72 Spitfire
>> >From: Andrew Miller <amiller@JetForm.com>
>> >To: "'Spitfires'" <spitfires@Autox.Team.Net>
>> >Subject: SPITFIRE Engine side plates
>> >Date: Tue, 11 Aug 1998 16:07:55 -0400
>> >Reply-To: Andrew Miller <amiller@JetForm.com>
>> >Rod Randle supplied me with some tracings of his engine side
>> >earlier this year. I had previously emailed measured sketches (I
>> >pretend to be a draughtsman) which showed to size, cuts etc.
>> >I'll restore the GIF skecthes tonight and post them tomorrow on a
>> >site with a second email to this list with the URL
>> >78 Spitfire with new painted valances (wild raspberry Tremclad is
>> >close to Triumph Damson)