My ankles have been getting sore and I noticed the poor foot position, so I figures I’d buy some Mini Floorboards, but they cost $199. Shapeoko 3 and Fusion 360 to the rescue.
Here is the Fusion 360 model (They measure roughly 5.0 inches (125mm) x 4.0 inches (100mm)
Found a nice piece of remnant aluminum (5.0 x 4.85 x 24.0") for $26 (enough to make 4 floorboards, and sliced it up in my shapeoko built power hack saw:
Here are the photos of Shapeoko making chips: Note: This part is machined using double sided method without using a flip jig. A total of 3 setups were used. Time to machine: about 6 hour per part.
Here is this photo (below) I used some extra clamps as part stops (since I was making 2 parts. Two (2) Clamps in the back secured the Y axis and a LEFT AND RIGHT set of stops for the X axis. I stood the clamps up so that the 1.0 dimension was touching the 1.0 inch plate, this way ensuring that it would tough the highest point. The purpose of TWO stops for the X axis was to always use the same edge (even when flipping the part over. The lower and upper (as well as the front) surfaces matched with a few thousands. Good enough for the girls I go out with as they say. All in all, it was a fun and successful project.
They bolted right up to the motorcycle, like they were made for it. Oh, yeah, they were… Took it out for a test ride, and they are vibration free, and feel great on the ankle. Total cost (about) $10 each. (FYI: I’ll bring them to the SF Maker Faire, along with some other things that I have made this year) I’ll polish them after the faire