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Old 09-18-2012, 12:54 PM   #2416
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Very nice rack build! It looks like you used EMT to build that. :)
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Old 09-18-2012, 10:29 PM   #2417
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Very nice rack build! It looks like you used EMT to build that. :)
Nope, black pipe for the slide bars, and seamless steel tube for what they slide through. EMT is not structurally strong enough for this application, although I have used EMT to make a storage rack for my kayak.
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:26 PM   #2418
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Got the sawbench largely finished last weekend. The project suffered from some serious scope-creep & what was just going to be a quick & dirty saw mount & guard turned out as a not so quick, still dirty, but more functional removeable panel & guard, clip in saw mount, square fence, guide rail & adjustable angle slider thing. Trying to keep everything really straight & square so the saw will in turn cut properly was quite time consuming.





It still needs some finishing & fettling but it's already turning out to be one of those things I didn't know how much I needed it until I had one.

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Old 10-09-2012, 03:55 PM   #2419
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Old 10-09-2012, 04:35 PM   #2420
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i did the head/intake/exhaust porting, fabbed the exhaust, aluminum fuel tank, ITB's. had to fix a lot of the frame & suspension. tuning the engine.

FWIW that was a prototype car we built a few years ago for Formula Ford. The second prototype had a ford v-10 in it.


very fast...
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Old 10-09-2012, 07:52 PM   #2421
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Got the sawbench largely finished last weekend. The project suffered from some serious scope-creep & what was just going to be a quick & dirty saw mount & guard turned out as a not so quick, still dirty, but more functional removeable panel & guard, clip in saw mount, square fence, guide rail & adjustable angle slider thing. Trying to keep everything really straight & square so the saw will in turn cut properly was quite time consuming.





It still needs some finishing & fettling but it's already turning out to be one of those things I didn't know how much I needed it until I had one.

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Nice!
My first table saw was a skilsaw screwed to the underside of a picnic table. Yours looks like it was built by NASA in comparison.
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Old 10-09-2012, 08:48 PM   #2422
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Got the sawbench largely finished last weekend. The project suffered from some serious scope-creep & what was just going to be a quick & dirty saw mount & guard turned out as a not so quick, still dirty, but more functional removeable panel & guard, clip in saw mount, square fence, guide rail & adjustable angle slider thing. Trying to keep everything really straight & square so the saw will in turn cut properly was quite time consuming.

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Great project Clint! You don't find the castors present stability issues??
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Old 10-09-2012, 11:32 PM   #2423
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...prototype car we built a few years ago for Formula Ford.
Motorcycle tires huh? How much did it weigh?
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Old 10-10-2012, 12:14 AM   #2424
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its been several years but IIRC the target was no more than 1400lbs. i believe the v8 was under 1300 wet. those wheels & tires were simply fitted for movement.


i use to help a few formula SAE team's. those are slow from breathing through 3/4" ID restrictor rings, but since their cars are only legal for a set time all the "old cars" have them removed. so you've got sub 700lb open wheel karts with 600cc bike engines. they're real fast under 100mph!

but those fords. jesus those things were wicked. i drove the v8 a few times and it was a ball breaker. probably why they didn't adopt them and went with the 2.0L i4's LoL!
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Old 10-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #2425
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Great project Clint! You don't find the castors present stability issues??
Thanks guys! All the castors have a toe lever that locks the wheel & swivel plus they have quite a grippy rubber tyre, even just 2 locked seems to hold the table while using the saw no problem.

Love the street tracker Pablo! One day I'd like to try building up something much like that.

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Old 10-11-2012, 12:39 PM   #2426
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Bump 'cause this thread is so awesome, real talent on this site.

My daughter and I made a couple of paracord bracelets, I think she's hooked:
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Old 10-11-2012, 01:53 PM   #2427
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:07 PM   #2428
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Got the sawbench largely finished last weekend. The project suffered from some serious scope-creep & what was just going to be a quick & dirty saw mount & guard turned out as a not so quick, still dirty, but more functional removeable panel & guard, clip in saw mount, square fence, guide rail & adjustable angle slider thing. Trying to keep everything really straight & square so the saw will in turn cut properly was quite time consuming.





It still needs some finishing & fettling but it's already turning out to be one of those things I didn't know how much I needed it until I had one.

Cheers
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Did you build this off the cuff or was there some sort of plan? If there's a plan if love to see it. I need one of these. Yours looks simple compared to the pro-level stuff you find online but still has all the features. Very nice!
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Old 10-11-2012, 02:36 PM   #2429
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My design. Plans so you can build your own at: http://whiskeytangohotel.com/4letterclock

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Old 10-11-2012, 02:37 PM   #2430
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And... since I like clocks I also built this. Plans at: http://whiskeytangohotel.com/meterclock

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