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    Re: RIKON Drill Press

    How depressing, but, it probably explains a lot. You buy these tools, spending a bit more hoping for higher precision. But I guess the moral is to calibrate and set up before using to make sure any...
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    Re: RIKON Drill Press

    Deflection? I would never have thought there would be deflection! Seems to me if you are forcing down hard enough to cause deflection, you need to sharpen your bits.
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    Re: Derusting Parts - Experiment

    Thanks very much for such a comprehensive report Ed! Looks like a product to use since most of us use repurposed hardware.

    Cheers
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    New bicycle camper

    Just came across this & thought it might be of interest to some one.

    http://www.widepathcamper.com/

    Cheers
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    Re: Gravity Racer(s)

    Yes, more photos please. That looks like a motorcycle wheel???
    Paul
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    Re: The D-evil is making me do it....

    Atta boy Dan, I've already warned my son not to count on an inheritence as I will be too busy having fun with MY money!

    Cheers
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    Re: Homemade Tubing Bending Jig.

    Very ingenious & seems to works well. How do you anchor it when pulling on the pulley rope to bend a tube?
    It also looks like some kind of midieval torture device!

    Cheers
    Paul
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    Re: gladiator hub pattern

    Right you are stormbird! I even warned my son to ask how much before he accepts my estate, may just decide to take some trips & buy a new Audi before I go!!!
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    Re: cable housing matter?

    Thanks for the info guys, makes it all a lot clearer for me.

    Cheers
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    Simple home made tube notcher

    Came across this simple home made tubing notcher & thought it might help someone.

    http://www.homemadetools.net/notcher-grinder?utm_source=Newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=08/20/2014
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    Re: Warrior seating height change?

    Thanks for all the replies guys.
    Been busy this week helping my nephew reno a bathroom in a 1940 house downtown Montreal. Like being an archeologist peeling back the layers of past renovations, 3...
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    Re: Idler pulley for my Aurora

    TT, I did too, but I contacted Bitex and they took care of the bill for extra charges!

    Cheers
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    Re: Adjustment Prior to Cutting

    flat, there is another type of end cap that does not stop when it hits the top of the tube but keeps on going like a regular nut on a bolt. But, it leaves some of the steerer tube sticking up. Means...
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    Warrior seating height change?

    Based on experience with my Marauder, the designed seat height for the Warrior my be a little low for my old knees. So I'm thinking of using a straight tube at the same height as the front boom.
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    Re: Hand Cart - Welding Cart - Easy Part

    Ed, nice job, thanks for letting us follow the evolution of your cart. A place for everything & everything in it's place!
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    Re: Hand Cart - Welding Cart - Easy Part

    Good point Tradetek. I used to build/repair computers for friends & family and the number one cause of failure was a tower case sitting on the floor under the desk sucking up dust!

    Cheers
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    Re: Hand Cart - Welding Cart - Easy Part

    Ed, I really like your bbq/work cart! Just wondering why you didn't put the welder on the bottom shelf, then you have everything in the same place.
    Our bbq has already been through a burner...
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    Re: Neat Quadracycle

    Very cool, thanks for posting that. But I guess he doesn't take it out often, judging from the cob webs on the handle bars :surprised:

    Cheers
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    Re: Drill Press - Tap and Die Setup

    I agree with darnthedog, check McMaster. You may be able to find some shoulder screws that you could use with minimum modification.
    http://www.mcmaster.com/#shoulder-screws/=sd8tm9 they have...
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    Re: Drill Press - Tap and Die Setup

    I hear ya about the bling and the slipping in the chuck Ed.
    If I understand, you're trying to make a "headless" bolt or a stud that is only partially threaded on one end that looks something like...
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    Re: Drill Press - Tap and Die Setup

    Great idea! Would it be a faster more accurate setup if we chuck a threaded rod of the size & thread we want to make into the drill chuck, then thread the die onto it. Then clamp the die in the vise...
  22. Re: Warrior helped me fight back after death accident

    Hello Penola,
    I also just read your story in the newsletter, and so found your worklog for the first time. I really like the color of your warrior & may use it for my own (if you don't mind). Also...
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    Re: TX Quando hubs

    Good find, but they are only 32 hole, not 36 (or did I miss something).
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    Terminating cable ends with solder

    I've seen some discussions here about terminating or soldering cut cable ends with limited success. Came across a how to video on another forum I frequent for snow blowers & thought it might be worth...
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    Re: tiny flux core welder?

    Erik, not my intention to belittle the contributions of any of the folks here, I'm always amazed by their knowledge, skills & ingenuity (that's why I come here). Just suggesting more potential...
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