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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 2:13 am 
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$26 worth of aluminium for fork brace Mk 2.

To be continued...

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 9:30 am 
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I give you credit for your efforts,that's how we learn.Nothing ventured nothing gained.Now onto plan "B".


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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:00 am 
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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 10:17 pm 
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Wallacey wrote:
$26 worth of aluminium for fork brace Mk 2.

To be continued...
Now ya talkin'!

That's what I did for the aforementioned 1000GTR. I drew it up in CAD and got it water jet cut.
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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Sat May 27, 2017 3:21 am 
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enim57 wrote:
That's what I did for the aforementioned 1000GTR. I drew it up in CAD and got it water jet cut.
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10 years ago I would have done the same thing. (I was running a waterjet for a living back then)

I'm calling in a favour for the 61 mm holes, the rest I'm doing at home with limited equipment.
(circular saw,router,grinder,drill press etc.)
I like having to improvise.

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Holes to be drilled for the clamping bolts, (M6 cap screws) prior to cutting to shape.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Sun May 28, 2017 12:35 am 
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Improvising is great many a good thing done that way.
I know this is going to be good because you and I have the same circular saw. :woohoo:

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
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enim57; I inherited the saw,new from my uncle nearly 20 years ago. Hasn't let me down so far.

Counterboring.

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Roughing out the shape with a router.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 5:58 am 
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Cut down the middle with the circular saw, ready for some sanding.

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The silicone spray stopped the disc from clogging up with aluminium.

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Roughing out the big holes ready for boring to size.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Tue May 30, 2017 9:57 pm 
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Wallacey wrote:
enim57; I inherited the saw,new from my uncle nearly 20 years ago. Hasn't let me down so far.
I've had mine for close to 30 years and it has never let me down despite all the abuse I have given it but the bearings are noisy now. Once I was cutting up old redgum railway sleepers for firewood and I had smoke coming out the end of it, I have also had an adapter made so I can fit cutoff discs in it to cut steel which it has done a lot of.

Nice job you are doing there, hand made at its best. Look forward to the end result.

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 Post subject: Re: $10 Fork Brace
PostPosted: Wed May 31, 2017 9:12 am 
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You are doin' a very nice job!I love to see guys makin' their own parts.


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