Getting started (again) with Fusion 360

Finally made the switch from CAD to Fusion 360 for some of the things we are trying to do in the shop - esp things headed for the CNC table or mill at Made.

My First 2-Minute Part in Fusion 360

My First 2-Minute Part in Fusion 360

Found this guy - his three part intro into F360 is simple and great! (Watch all three parts)

New to Fusion 360? In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a part from start to finish. Perfect for absolute beginners! Part1 How to Zoom, Pan & Rotate: https://youtu.be/PCPyy_RVEhM?list=PL40d7srwyc_Mkgc5wvP_OfVel9aDkNkZ6 Want to learn more about Fusion 360?

Custom 1800 VTX Redux - Getting Started

After a coupe of weeks of “getting ready” to get into the bike - cleaning the shop, ordering parts - looking at the bike… - Sunday we finally spent an hour getting into things. This build is from 2008 and things are in rough shape after the last 50,000 miles. Also - looks like I used PLENTY of red lock-tight back when we first built this bike… . Nothing is coming apart easily and things are in worse shape than I thought…

Before (well - after I already pulled the seat and the sissy bar)

Before (well - after I already pulled the seat and the sissy bar)

2004 Honda VTX 1800 C - Rebuild Redux Getting Started

2004 Honda VTX 1800 C - Rebuild Redux Getting Started

This will be the end of the car tire - new Avons Cobras already here.

This will be the end of the car tire - new Avons Cobras already here.

Avon Cobra's - Front and Back

Avon Cobra's - Front and Back

Now I know why the ride had gotten so soft… Very Broken Progressive Shocks. Do they rebuild these?

Now I know why the ride had gotten so soft… Very Broken Progressive Shocks. Do they rebuild these?

Honda VTX 1800 - Fender and Shocks Off

Honda VTX 1800 - Fender and Shocks Off

Parts starting to pile up

Parts starting to pile up

Honda VTX 1800 - 22 Inch Fat Aps

Honda VTX 1800 - 22 Inch Fat Aps

“Custom” thin-walled 14mm socket for the rear fender supports

“Custom” thin-walled 14mm socket for the rear fender supports

A good afternoon in the workshop

A good afternoon in the workshop

Good-night VTX after day 1 of the rebuild

Good-night VTX after day 1 of the rebuild

Everything moved! again...

We'll it has taken the better part of 8 months but I managed to move 75% of my stuff 100 miles away and then back while only losing around a third of it!

The well laid plans of mice and men.....

Now that I am back in Chester and back with lea and my youngest son (Nate) I needed somewhere to go with all of the "shop" stuff and bike stuff.

I'd spent the last 4 years working out of my dad’s place. Since we aren't really speaking still, I needed somewhere else to go with it. Lucky for me, my house has a huge garage. And by huge I mean freaking tiny! 21 x 12. So I had to take everything that I had in the shop in St Louis (which was around 4,500 sq ft) and move it into a 252 sq ft space. Not only did it all have to fit, but it had to be usable otherwise I wont have my bike back together by spring!

After a couple of weekends of moving and packing and moving again, I have most of what I need in the "shop" to finish the bike. Forget all of the car stuff and engines and sheet metal equipment. I was lucky to get a couple of benches in there plus a compressor, some welding and cutting stuff, a drill press and my small mill.

Here is what it is looking like now.