Monday, June 17, 2013


I finished the modifications to the Sugar Shot to Space's DSS TM-3 motor this weekend.  It was particularly tough machining through screw holes.  The open spaces created a hammering effect that subjected the tool and lathe to quite a beating.  I wonder if filling the holes with epoxy would have helped.  Once the adapter ring arrives I will make sure the two pieces fit together and that they fit the motor casing.  For now, I'm back to work on the TR-1 motor.

1 comment:

Mojave Rockets said...

Filling the holes with epoxy, not a bad idea, I had the same hammering problem when I re-machined the forward bulkhead to accept the new retaining ring and got into the existing bolt holes.