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Old 12-16-2011, 11:16 AM   #1591
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yeah i looked into that shop that was here a few times they also had a full service paint booth as well
however most of the metal working stuff i either have or have access to allready...its the crazy expensive stuff i dont..like the cnc stuff...
id have alot of fun with a waterjet..ive got a plasma but first you really cant use it on sheetmetel warp city and the thick stuff your grindin slag ...shrug ive not played with the plasma a whole lot thought id use it more but the warping of sheetmetal pissed me off..and on aluminum if the aluminum has any large impuritys it just blows them out which sucks
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Old 12-16-2011, 02:57 PM   #1592
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made this a while ago for a friends son's stunt bike

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Old 12-16-2011, 04:00 PM   #1593
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made this a while ago for a friends son's stunt bike.
Nice weld and finish. Thumb brake? I hope the base of the secondary 'ear' is strong enough. It looks like the braking load on the primary caliper is met up near the caliper, possibly on the same arc as the center of the brake pad.


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Old 12-17-2011, 09:39 AM   #1594
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made this a while ago for a friends son's stunt bike
You cast that yourself? Really nice. I'd love to learn.
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Old 12-17-2011, 12:52 PM   #1595
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Nice weld and finish. Thumb brake? I hope the base of the secondary 'ear' is strong enough. It looks like the braking load on the primary caliper is met up near the caliper, possibly on the same arc as the center of the brake pad.

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You cast that yourself? Really nice. I'd love to learn.

no, not cast. if you look in the axle hole you can see a line. that line is the mating line of two factory (honda) caliper carriers. both mounts were machined to overlap-interlock around the axle simplifying alignment issues. the secondary or "thumb" brake carrier was cut down and reshaped. then the two were welded together. the welds dressed and then bead blasted to attempt to resemble a factory look.

the carrier proved to be strong enough to be used on the stunt bike. the concept was a success but clint could not get used to the factory calipers. after a couple of months and the addition of a new sponsor the whole brake assembly was replaced. such is the life for prototype parts.
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Old 12-17-2011, 01:04 PM   #1596
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no, not cast. if you look in the axle hole you can see a line. that line is the mating line of two factory (honda) caliper carriers. both mounts were machined to overlap-interlock around the axle simplifying alignment issues. the secondary or "thumb" brake carrier was cut down and reshaped. then the two were welded together. the welds dressed and then bead blasted to attempt to resemble a factory look.

the carrier proved to be strong enough to be used on the stunt bike. the concept was a success but clint could not get used to the factory calipers. after a couple of months and the addition of a new sponsor the whole brake assembly was replaced. such is the life for prototype parts.
Ahh. I see. Very slick.
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Old 12-17-2011, 04:15 PM   #1597
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A bit of 304 welding wire, a bit of shrink tubing

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Spoon stand!

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Old 12-17-2011, 11:06 PM   #1598
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Spoon stand!

Cool! I have some salvaged stainless spokes from bicycle wheels. I may have to see if they are long enough to make something similar (may have some shorter sections...)
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Old 12-23-2011, 12:16 PM   #1599
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This started out as an "oops" from the commissioned trophies I posted a while back. The neighbor asked if he could have it for his wall but I couldn't very well just give it to him plain...



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Old 12-23-2011, 07:56 PM   #1600
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This started out as an "oops" from the commissioned trophies I posted a while back. The neighbor asked if he could have it for his wall but I couldn't very well just give it to him plain...



Very nice!
Chip carving on steroids?
What kind of wood is that?
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:11 PM   #1601
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Very nice!
Chip carving on steroids?
What kind of wood is that?
Just regular ol' chip carving, no performance enhancing substances involved. The wood is birch. I'd never carved it before, but it worked really nicely.
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Old 12-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #1602
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I made up some plugs for my bicycle handlebars, to give me a little extension where I'm used to resting my hands on the other bikes. Those all have bar-end shifters, but the new bike is fixed-gear.

These are still in progress, I need to hollow them out and decide whether to use loctite to attach them, or rig a bolt & cone internal plug.

http://diesel.smugmug.com/Bici/M-Bar-plugs/



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Old 12-24-2011, 11:03 PM   #1603
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I made up some plugs for my bicycle handlebars...
Dood, radius... chamfer... something... anything. Those are kneecap-busters!
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Old 12-25-2011, 08:47 AM   #1604
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They make round bar stock for stuff like that too.
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Old 12-25-2011, 10:07 AM   #1605
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They make round bar stock for stuff like that too.


Yeah, I would have used round stock as a starting point, if I had some handy. Oh well, it's easy enough to turn the rough squares into cylinders, and this was just a fun morning project down in the workshop.

And as to rounded edges - you bet, but I'll leave some internal space for a chunk of cork to stick out, too. The bikes rides great, it's pretty nice having that extra length of bar to grab, and keeps the brakes out where I like 'em, too.
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