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    Re: Saw blades as a source of good steel.

    I have a bunch of burnt out saw blades from a buddy who is a contractor. I made a clock for his office, and was going to make some more to sell online. I can see this being a source of metal for...
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    Re: Free Electric motors

    20mm is the bolt size IIRC You can buy said socket at any major chain hardware store. It will save you some work.
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    Re: creeping sprocket

    maybe one of the shafts has a warp under load? maybe a taper? I'd put the straight edge on more then once, like move the pedals a 1/4 turn and check etc
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    Re: Hello from near Edmonton Alberta (rural)

    Hi from Northwest ON Blunder Bay to be exact. And yes an Oak bike would be cool
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    Re: Old Subject - New Light

    In tight spaces I have a magnet with a mini mag light clip on it to hold the light on the start point. Training the eyes to move while welding is essential. You need to keep an eye on the route of...
  6. Thread: off road quad

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    Re: off road quad

    you could use a very lightweight CV shaft set up
  7. Re: How I used Standard BMX and MTB parts to make my pair of front Disc hubs

    so walk me through this conversion doc
  8. statics and strength calculator for round tubing

    https://www.roguefab.com/calculator.php
  9. Re: Great balls of fire! - well some minor flames and smoke

    I bought fire resistant blankets and a hobart fire retardant cotton welding apron. It is worth the investment for really hot days, today with humidex it will be around 38 degrees C or 100ish degrees...
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    Sticky: Re: For Newbies: What tools and skills you will need

    I was going to build a power unit using 4 transformers in series, but never got around to it.
  11. Re: The referece thread for :- electric , bikes trikes, motors , batteries etc

    https://www.electricbike.com/large-hot-rod-hubmotors/ this is an interesting read, although many of us are looking for range and weight savings, I know some of us are dreaming about speed :)
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    Re: recumbent SWINCAR

    to get to the fun spots :)
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    Re: Ed's 'INFERNO' Trike Build

    upholstery rivets work nice, although they can be mini branding irons lol. They can be found in any upholstery shop or fabric store
  14. Re: The referece thread for :- electric , bikes trikes, motors , batteries etc

    what is the exact battery you are using?
  15. Re: The referece thread for :- electric , bikes trikes, motors , batteries etc

    I wasn't thinking about the dd resistance, I was going to go with 4 batteries (yes I know a pricey option) to have a long range for commutes and daily driving. Unless I load the crap outta the bike,...
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    Re: Welding 1.5" tube Gage 16 and making holes...

    check out a few places and buy some pipe clamps. I have used a vice and a large c clamp before I had the pipe clamps. It is a clumsy method, but they say any port in a storm....
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    Re: Welding 1.5" tube Gage 16 and making holes...

    It looks like your prep was not done right on the metal. It has to be cleaned of mill slag on all surfaces that are being welded. I use a piece of 180 grit sand paper, and then a quick wipe with...
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    Re: Weld Machine purchase help

    I'd get a 220 AC/DC stick and a TIG adapter run about 1000 bucks used. The TIG kit being the more expensive part because you want new not used for it.
  19. Re: The referece thread for :- electric , bikes trikes, motors , batteries etc

    http://www.goldenmotor.ca/products/Smart-Pie-5-%28VECTOR%29-20-Inch-Rear-Conversion-Kit.html Looking at this kit from golden motor, and going with 36V LiFeP04...
  20. Re: The referece thread for :- electric , bikes trikes, motors , batteries etc

    looked it up on youtube, they are unreal
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    Re: Ed's 'StreetRunner' Quad Build

    When I went to school we used scrap cut into 3x2 coupons. first we learned how to get a good bead, then we went onto joining. It is cheaper then using tube, and you can get in more practice. On a...
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    Re: Poor Bike Hackers Lathe

    I found an old lathe but it had a cut lead screw, and the replacement screw cost more then the lathe in question.
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    Re: 4 1/2" or 5 " Angle Grinder Stand

    I mark the cut all the way around, so I have a reference point on all sides. Just something I learned from experience.
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    Re: 1/16 square wall tubing

    the only difference I get for the 5/32 here in the steel yards, is cost of weight difference, no issues with ordering it. That being said, I have a different experience with metals in the work place,...
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    Re: 1/16 square wall tubing

    not quite double, but close enough. you can also get it in 5/32, which is stronger. Cracking is an issue yes, but what about bending? Metal will flex, but in the long lengths, they will bend as welds...
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