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Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Ricardo Kuhn, Nov 8, 2009.
Great project Clint! You don't find the castors present stability issues??
Motorcycle tires huh? How much did it weigh?
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!
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.
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:
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!
My design. Plans so you can build your own at: http://whiskeytangohotel.com/4letterclock
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And... since I like clocks I also built this. Plans at: http://whiskeytangohotel.com/meterclock
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Thanks! I just designed it as I made it. If you want some more detailed pics I'll take some & post them up but there's not too much more to see that isn't in the above pics. The frame is 40x4mm RHS & 40x4mm angle steel, top 19mm hardboard topped plywood (maybe more beefy than some people would need) A few scraps of aluminium for the slider rail & saw panel edging, some 1.6mm stainless steel for the riving knife. Key is to take plenty of time getting the top & vice really square then set everything up from that.
Very nice! This looks like a Glen-L design. Need to hear a little story behind this one
This is beautiful!...Well done...
Some of you may want to see the individual things I made to make this bike, so I'll post some of them.
The first thing I did was cut off the rear subframe and make a new one.
Thanks! (I suffer for my art...)
Vacuum pump? Those are usually "dry".
We made this:
And since we live in a 4 room A frame, I had to make this:
I started digging on Jan 1 this year. The last shot was taken today when we opened the doorway into the exiting basement and painted the new basement. The upstairs is rough framed and insulated, trying to finish the basement and get the dirtwork and patio in before the snow flies. I laid every block myself (I had never even seen it done before) and mixed every bit of mortar in a harbor freight tub with a shovel. The rest of it has been built by myself and two friends on the weekends and holidays. Approx cost so far is budgeted at around $15 a square foot.
Next I made the tank. Well I didn't really make the whole thing, but it sure felt like it.
Good eye and thank you.
Glen-L Dyno Mite
I got a bulkhead kit from Glen-L in 2005 to have a retirement project. I was all assholes and elbows for the first summer and got it to the fussy stage where all the interior bits and deck needed to get done. Life got in the way and the poor thing sat in my garage for years.
Wench quit smoking and told me that the only place I could smoke was the garage ... so I decided to dig in and finish the boat ... I quit smoking too ...
Now that this one is done I'm looking for a new project ... probably a sailboat ...