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    Hi Ken, received my T-shirt, great quality, thanks so much.

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    Hi Astro great Job .. congratulation ..

    Sorry my mistakes in english.
    to share your tip >>> http://www.homemadetools.net/forum/tool-tips-tricks/ <<<

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    Quote Originally Posted by Astro View Post
    Hi Ken, received my T-shirt, great quality, thanks so much.
    Excellent - glad to hear it!

    How about a photo of the shirt "in the wild"?

    Ken

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    Well it's been a while since I last posted, but here is a couple of photos of the Homemade Tools T-shirt "in the wild" in rural Australia. Sorry about the quality of the model but, you have to work with what you have. This bike was displayed at a local RV & camping show. It is fully functional with a four cylinder car engine for power.

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    Fantastic!! Love the bike, but I couldn't squeeze it into the garage!

    Also great to see our shirt out and about.

    Ken

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    Great work Astro. I picked up a couple of reduction drives (40:1) recently at the scrap yard, with the same thing in mind...

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    Astro,

    This is a great project and can be scaled to almost any size depending on the right angle drive wormbox with reduction gears. I am currently looking for something really small for micro-machining to fit a 2" to 3" diameter faceplate. You have lots of great ideas I want to incorporate into the smaller version.

    Thank you for all the photos and steps of construction,

    Paul

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    Thanks Paul for you kind words. I didn't think that this build would be that popular. It seems that it was of interest to quite a few people. I have a new cad program I am trialling so I will try to describe the locking mechanism I made as I don't think the pictures showed it well. Do you have a cad program on which you could view a 3d model? If not I'll see if I can sort out some other way of showing you the detail.
    Pete.

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    Pete,
    Yes, I use TurboCAD and it can view just about any of the typical CAD formats. One of the machining operations I want to try on the rotary table is milling rounded ends on stationary steam engine linkage parts. There is a clever way to do this safely without a rotary table (and I think it was Randy Richard on YouTube who demonstrated the technique on his Bridgeport) but the rotary table would be universal for different sized radii rather than using a jig.
    Tanks Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Jones View Post
    Pete,
    Yes, I use TurboCAD and it can view just about any of the typical CAD formats. One of the machining operations I want to try on the rotary table is milling rounded ends on stationary steam engine linkage parts. There is a clever way to do this safely without a rotary table (and I think it was Randy Richard on YouTube who demonstrated the technique on his Bridgeport) but the rotary table would be universal for different sized radii rather than using a jig.
    Tanks Paul
    Sometimes you can't escape the rotary table for rounding over jobs but, in many cases, a somewhat simpler arrangement for linkage rounding will do the job very easily. Here's my take on such a device...

    Rounding-over jig for small parts
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