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    Maybe the gearshift knob?

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    Great vise lots of great design going on there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbalch View Post
    Maybe the gearshift knob?

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    If you could weight the wooden gearshift knob that could work really well. I have made one before, it had a good shape but it didn't throw as well as a heavier knob. Maybe drill it out and fill it with lead like they did with baseball bats?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jere View Post
    If you could weight the wooden gearshift knob that could work really well. I have made one before, it had a good shape but it didn't throw as well as a heavier knob. Maybe drill it out and fill it with lead like they did with baseball bats?
    Interesting idea. I'm using a rod-shift G50 transaxle, so there's going to be enough friction in the system that I'm not sure I'd even notice the weight of the knob.

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    Great work as usual, Christophe. Interesting that they used cannonballs back then. Didn't you consider a bowling ball for your build?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kbalch View Post

    Regarding the brake, while I appreciate the thought (and love the design!), I'll be sticking with this:

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    That brake setup has me salivating, Ken!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
    Great work as usual, Christophe. Interesting that they used cannonballs back then. Didn't you consider a bowling ball for your build?
    Hi Paul, tanks !
    Yes, I saw some bowl vises made with bowling balls, but they are bigger by far. Even mine(20cm diameter) is quite too large, compared to the commercial versions.
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    Crackin job, Christophe. Well done!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIYer View Post
    That brake setup has me salivating, Ken!
    Beefy, no?

    They're designed to stop from well over 200 MPH. This car has put up tremendous numbers in all the usual performance categories including 0-100-0. Great brakes!

    Ken

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    Just an addition on that topic:
    two new articles dealing with engraving on my site :
    - Engraver's bowl vise
    - Metal engraving tools

    Notice that you can now subscribe to my site newsletter, see on the front page, at the bottom.
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