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rsisson
05-12-2008, 11:14 AM
As I don't really have good access to stuff I went online...surprise surprise.

There is a online machine shop that gives you a cad program with built in pricing on their machines. You design the part, and submit it.

www.emachineshop.com (http://www.emachineshop.com)

I got the price on the Wheel hub down to about $25 each if I ordered 20+ of them...

And I really didn't know what I was doing. If someone who knows what they are doing about selecting materials and tools tried this I am sure they could really lower the price to a couple of bucks a piece.

I am happy to email anyone the work files for the Wheel hub and the Freewheel/brake hubs to work with, but they are really easy to create from scratch.



Bob

trikeman
05-12-2008, 11:50 AM
That is cool. I don't need anything machine right now, but you never know. Thanks.

gbbwolf
05-12-2008, 01:01 PM
Unless you buy like 100 at a time you will never get the price down from them. I used this program even posted a thread on it here somewhere.
Is very cool program though. Had a special flywheel built from them for an old John Deere Mower,cause I could not get one done locally and JD didnt offer the part anymore. They are slow so don't expect a fast turn time.

I recommend watching the video tutorials they have.
I watched the flywheel tutorial and had my flywheel done in 5 mins lol
I did hub washers also on there.
Tried the hub adapter with the brake adapter,But got hung up on threading the end.

TheKid
05-12-2008, 02:43 PM
I bought a die for tapping those threads last year. The price has gone up to $51, plus the cost of a die holder, so unless you're making more than a few of them, it doesn't pay. Here's the link in case you're interested. Scroll down in the Model column to: RD-1 3/8-24E

http://www.victornet.com/cgi-bin/victor/productlist.html?subdepartments=Special+Pitch+Dies %2C+1-3%2F16%22+and+Larger%3A1173%2C507%2C599