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This post will get me up to date, I hope to work on the bicycle tomorrow as I am waiting on the dies to come in.
I have some small holes to drill!
And some BIG holes!!
All holes drilled. it was a LONG day at the drill press, but on the plus side I don't think in need anything else cut or drilled.
A few tack welds and I called it a day.
Now back to bicycles until next Wednesday when the dies come in.
Bike is looking great!
AWESOME JOB on the tube bender!!!!
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That welder is awesome! One thing you guys will NEVER see from me is a raw weld! I always have to file, sand, and bondo them to make them look like anything other than chicken poop... well, they're not that bad, but nowhere like yours.
Good luck, Rg
Back to bike building!!
Started with cardboard going from ideas inspired by yooth and Dr. Tank.
Transferred to metal.
Ouchie!!! the sharp bit got away from me a little (I shudda clamped it better) The hole was supposed to be centered in the lines.
Hole drilled, but now I haffta move the lines to match my goof.
Fun Fun with the cut-off wheel.
My bike has wings!!!!
Now I need to start bending.
Two of the three bends done.
Bent to perfection! Haha
Time to make the tab to hold the springer.
Hammer in action.
Bolt and stopper welded!
Bad cell phone pics!!
Close up of bottom.
I am tired!!! here is where I got to today, it is functional but not pretty, I will work on pretty another day.
That's a pretty sweet piece . Gives a nice surface to mount a light or sumtin
I am not sure what I will do in regards to a light or something, I set an old light off of a tractor on it and I think it really took away from bike, I will post some pictures so you guys can help me decide.
Thanks, the idea was sparked by you and Dr. Tank. Its not finished yet I am gonna do some work to make it look a little more refined.
I just got done savin for a welder, a plasma cutter will be one of my next big purchases, along with an air compressor that can pump more air.
I too am really excited about the bender, I get the dies on Wednesday!!!
Thanks! It's been fun so far, this build-off is one of the bright spots of my year.
The welder makes me look better than I actually am, hahaha
I don't plan on getting much done this week, I have a disease called Crohn's and after a check-up a week or so ago they found my blood work was not so good. I am scheduled for three procedures this week, I am really bummed because I thought I was getting better. I been struggling with this stuff for six years and have not been able to work for the last two years. I saved and bought the welder and am making the tube bender so I can try to start a business because I DON'T wanna live off of disability for the rest of my life, but I am unable to be a good employee due to the nature of the disease. I want to start up something to do on my own so I can work when I can (sometimes I can work at 2 am but can't during "business hours"). After being pretty much homebound for a year I DREAD the idea and constant fear of getting bad again.
Sorry for the ramble haha I blame the meds and lack of sleep due to prepping for the hospital.
So sorry to hear that....
Hopefully things won't be as bad as you worry this time.... And we'll all try to patiently wait for the continuation of this awesome build... Get to feeling better man....
So It Goes ....
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