Cool Cnc Turning And Milling pictures

A handful of nice cnc turning and milling photos I located:

CNC Milling and CNC Turning

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Black Widow – Christopher Allison Photography –

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Christopher Allison Photography

The Original Black Widow restored by Richard Riddell
Built in 1952

“THE BLACK WIDOW” Builders: Wally Olson (1952), Bill Scott (1954) and Richard Riddell (2005) The garage discover of the century! How long have you been hot rodding cars–considering that the 1950’s? Numerous of us got started in the 50’s and 60’s. (For you true old birds out there that keep in mind hot rodding “T” roadsters with Roto-Faze ignitions, Ruxtell 2-speed rear axles, Riley 2-port heads and Laurel lowering kits, well what can we say you are a generation prior to us and we take our hats off to you ‘original’ hot rodders.) BUT for all of us “The Black Widow” is a significant piece of 1950’s hot rodding annals and a benchmark for the business! In an write-up in Hot Rod Deluxe, July 2008 entitled, “Tangled Web” the complete-story of Richard Riddell’s quest to restore the original Black Widow had its public debut. Hot Rod Deluxe reported the car’s winning the 2008 Grand National Roadster Show which was a dream come correct, taking “Best Early Altered T Roadster”. (See also Rod and Custom, June 2008.) It was also a contender for the Bruce Meyer award at the ‘Grand Nats.’ Why do guys like Richard Riddell (and the rest of us) spend years (3400 hours in Richard’s case) restoring a vehicle we discovered in a barn? Answer: ‘For the enjoy of the sport!’ All of us don’t forget some other cars with related names, for instance the ‘Black Widow’ Monogram model auto (“1/24 scale model/Ford ‘T’ Pickup Rod/removable top” by Mattel high quality hobby kits). Also, we don’t forget Common Motors/Chevrolet coming out in 1957 with their first racing version Chevy named “The Black Widow.” But predating each of these historic automobiles is the “The Black Widow” built by Wally Olson to aid maintain his children out of trouble in 1952 and initial débuted in Hot Rod magazine, September 1954 in an article entitled, “Lil’ Beau T”, which study, “Wally Olson, Fresno, California, automotive machinist, is the fortunate owner and builder. Duane Taylor was named in for the body operate.” It added as to why he constructed the car, “What with so considerably current upheaval in the teen-age ranks, Wally figured that a sure-fire way to get rid of these cost-free-time, nothing at all-to-do troubles would be to interest them (his 9 and 12 year old sons) in a rod. So far the concept has worked like a charm.” In time the family members moved on to other projects and Bill Scott bought the automobile and redid it with fenders, headlights and all the stuff to make it ‘street legal’—as we utilized to contact it! The initial documentation of the car becoming referred to as “Black Widow” is identified in the magazine Rodding and Re-styling, August 1957 problem. That article reported Bill Scott’s modifications to Wally Olson’s vehicle, “The front end was revised to incorporate a tubular axle and tube shocks. The new owners also equipped the auto with a new energy plant. The original mill is a ’41 Merc bored out .one hundred inch over stock, ported and relieved…includes 8.five-to-1 Offenhauser heads, a Weber full-race cam, and an Evans three-caberator manifold.” [Note: The numerous engines that had been housed in this auto later varied see final Merc build particulars beneath.] Do not you adore the sound of that “ported and relieved” and “full-race cam”—when’s the last time you employed these terms? By the time the 1959 Hot Rod Annual was published the automobile-title stuck for all time “The Black Widow.” Riddell’s two-Year Renovation! According to long time race automobile builder Richard Riddell’s log he states, “Sometime in 1955 Wally sold his roadster to Bill Scott. Bill once more referred to as on Duane Taylor to turn the vehicle into a bonified street rod. With the further of windshield, head lights, tail lings, and fenders it was lastly capable to jump into his small Hot Rod and go crusin’. The pin stripping was accomplished by none other than Dean Jefferies with the familiar cobweb and spider on the turtle deck.” He reports that the car’s 1st win was “…a five foot trophy at the Sacramento AutoRama in 1957 for ‘Best Roadster’. Yes, Bill’s vehicle was having the time of its life becoming one of the best seeking early California street roadsters of all time.” Richard states, “Bill Scott died about 1987…for several years the auto languished…getting worse and worse…as is so usually the case for old Hot Rods.” The garage find in 2005 notes, “At a glance the roadster didn’t look that bad.” But the Naugahyde and carpet were shot, fenders, original wheels and hub caps to name a handful of issues for the however to commence restoration. Riddell notes, “Under a somewhat decent body and paint job lurked a mess that went beyond your worst nightmare.” He adds, “I started wondering how I could salvage this little beauty in the rough. Not that many men and women have restored an old Hot Rod but, those who have know what I’m talking about. It’s significantly harder than creating a rod from scratch. But the roadster was begging to be restored and I’m glad that I was chosen to do it.”and#9472Richard died shortly following finishing the project but happily he was in a position to see “The Black Widow” win the ‘Grand Nats’ and have a feature center-spread report in Hot Rod Deluxe. Here are a few of the Riddell-engineered refinements to this original car. and#61692 Recessed pockets had to be built in the frame rails to accept the front motor mounts which double as water pumps. and#61692 New front radius rods were built out of heavy wall chrome-moly tubing. The original ones had been so poorly created that they were unsafe. and#61692 The right master cylinder banjo fitting was not accessible so, he fabricated a new one from scratch. and#61692 The tooling mandral had to be CNC machined to facilitate metal spinning new brass tail pipe end bells. Hey would you agree? Hot rodding is an art type and some Hot Rod Artists have mastered the craft and Richard Riddell is one particular of them!!! Reconstruction points of interest: and#61656 Original steel body and doors welded shut and#61656 ‘42 Merc 274 c.i flathead (current engine) and#61656 ’39 Lincoln-Zephyr tranny and#61656 ’34 Ford rear with Halibrand swift-alter center and enclosed drive shaft and#61656 ’39 Ford hydraulic brakes all about and wide “5” 16-iunch wheels and caps and#61656 ’37 Ford tube axle and#61656 Engine by RPM Machine and#61656 Chrome by Ace Plating and#61656 Frame completed by Capps Powder Coat and#61656 Body/paint by Showtime Customs and#61656 Upholstery by Brents Why is the auto getting sold? To quote his wife Pat, “Unfortunately, Richard passed away on March 18, 2008 and will not get to enjoy seeing the new owner drive away with a piece of automotive history.” Richard’s loyal wife Pat grew up about racing since she was 9 years old. Her maiden name was Rodriguez. If you grew up at Lion’s Dragstrip, as she did, you might remember her father’s rail? He and his brother ran an old prime alky rail below the name “Rodriguez Brothers”. Pat said, ‘As I was increasing up I often wondered how I would ever meet an individual to marry, considering that all that our family ever did was go to the drags. Then one day Richard came along and met me at the Winternationals.’ Properly the rest is history. For Pat following Richard’s death there are just too several memories attached to all the memorabilia, race cars and hot rods in their storage—she would like to sell “The Black Widow” to some deserving hot rodder. Terms of sale: five,000.00. Please contact Don Burdge at DreamRodLocator or call him at 619.804.8033. You ought to call me just before Leno does! We have hundreds of added photographs and numerous 50’s and current magazine articles obtainable to seriously interested purchasers.