Originally Posted by Rider14
Brushed aluminum would look very nice on the Sprint 1050's.
OnD - fell like making 2 more? At least I'll know they'll never crack!
But I can give you a rough idea how I did it.
Start with some .0625 X1.0 aluminum bar stock. Probably will have to be T6 due to the dimension.
Bend it. I made a bending jig which I placed in a vise.
Trace the pattern, then saw about 0.025 proud of the line. Then mill the sides for a smooth finish.
Shape it with a file.
Mark the fairing reliefs and then mill them out. Then use the fairing to mark the mount hole locations, drill and tap them.
Use a fine file to remove marks and then progressively finish it to 1000 paper and then with crocus followed by metal polish.
And don't ask me why one of the pics is shown below and out of sequence? Just when I think I've got the hang of forum procedures, something like this happens to humble me.