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hobbybobby

Member Since 02 Aug 2013
Offline Last Active Sep 14 2014 10:21 PM
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In Topic: Vega Mini-Van

14 September 2014 - 05:38 PM

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In Topic: Vega Mini-Van

14 September 2014 - 05:33 PM

Thank you very much for the kind words, I really do appreciate them! B)


In Topic: Vega Mini-Van

08 September 2014 - 05:51 AM

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In Topic: Groove Cycle

26 May 2014 - 01:16 AM

Thank you very much for the kind words! B)

 

 

 

Nice T'rantula model. I am fascinated about your DIY custom wheels and tires!

 

Q1: is making aliminium tubes into rims expensive process ?

 

Q2: Is the front wheel made of rubber or plastic ? - on photos it looks kind of glossy compared to the rear ones.

 

 

 

My rims and tires are all handmade and unique pieces, ok, always in pairs... ;)

 

 

Well, if you buy a meter aluminum tube, say for 10 bucks, and you cut about 30 rims from this meter, then the unit price is low...

 

But if you calculate the processing, with an hourly wage, it's expensive again...

 

Cutting, cut to length, internal turning, fine grinding, polishing...

 

 You need a lathe, with collets, the parts are very thin, you must always be careful that they are not braced...

 

Small inner turning tools, fine sandpaper, polishing medium, towels...

 

... and good finger, because the finishing is done by hand...

 

And the gums are separately... ;)

 

 

 

If you have the opportunity, to produce the Alu- parts with a CNC lathe and in great series, it looks different again...

 

 

 

 

The Frontwheel is from from the Mailbox- Chopper kit, the material is used normally and in almost all kits: vinyl. Quasi the softer plastic... ;) 


In Topic: Cop Out

26 May 2014 - 12:37 AM

Thank you very much! B)

 

 

Now, normally I build nothing out of the box, but as I said, we had a contest on the Coffin Corner 2 - board and my friend Chuck (Starry Eyes) challenged me, to build just for fun a boxstock kit during the contest...

 

...and this was my choice... ;)