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Ferdinand is a celebration of wheelbuilding craftsmanship.  I set out with three goals in mind - I wanted to gain a better understanding of CNC post-machining for cast parts, explore different mechanisms, and build a beautiful and functional truing stand. I named this project Ferdinand (after the bull), and it builds off the work that I did in Lost and Foundry in Spring 2016, but with a bigger emphasis on experimentation.


Sand casting, Solidworks, HSMWorks, ShopBot, Haas VF1, manual mill, manual lathe


356B Aluminum, 6061 Aluminum, 1018 Steel, 18-8 Stainless Steel, 544 Bronze, Walnut, HDPE, PP, UHMW PE, Modulan