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AtomicZombie
05-16-2012, 03:53 PM
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The May 16 newsletter is now online. In this week's issue:

Feature article by Radical Brad: "Poor man's lathe"

Bike builders gallery - see what's in the new gallery
Bike builders chat - from the AZ community

Spring into bike building - DIY bike plans special extended

We're selling bike parts to help you with your DIY projects:
* Manufactured parts for your bike projects
* Head tubes & bottom brackets 4 sale

This and other newsletters are on the main AtomicZombie web site under AZ News: http://www.atomiczombie.com/



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river
05-16-2012, 07:49 PM
Your the man Brad, I loved how you jury rigged that home made lath and mad that axle. You sure your name is brad and not MacGyver. I bet you would go crazy in a good automotive machine shop. There be no stopping your creativity Way to go

Radical Brad
05-16-2012, 10:28 PM
Hey thanks! My thirst for instant gratification in the garage and thriftiness are the forces behind these crazy ideas.... some good, some... not so good! I plan to narrow a jeep CJ Dana50 front in the same manner, but will be hand bombing the spline this time as well.

Brad

charlie_r
05-17-2012, 06:43 PM
Thanks for your take on cheap lathe work!

You pointed out that fairly good precision CAN be achieved using these methods. Inspired me to work a little more carefully on my brake adapters, and now I have the (for mine) 33mm step to center the disk. Drilling for the mount bolts went a LOT smoother!