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    Hi. I am a newly retired locomotive engineer for a large freight railroad. I restore British sports cars and fly RC airplanes. Thought this site might be of some help.
    Mike MacLean

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    Hi Mike - welcome to HomemadeTools.net

    You'll fit in well here with those interests. What tools would you like to build? Click the "Reply to Thread" button below to let me know, and I'll post some relevant links for you.

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    A lot of "special tools" in the restoration of old British sports cars. I need something to balance wire wheels. Regular spin balancer does not work due to where the inside surface has to be indexed as a cone, not a flat surface.

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    A wire wheel balancer, very interesting. This link might help a little: Homemade Tools Search: wheel balancer - HomemadeTools.net . I'm also going to move this discussion into our Tools in Progress subforum so that you can get some ideas for that build.

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    At time I too built and flew RC planes. That how got started in machine work making parts for planes

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    Hi. I am a newly retired locomotive engineer for a large freight railroad. I restore British sports cars and fly RC airplanes. Thought this site might be of some help.
    Mike MacLean

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    Mike,

    Most of the wheel balancers listed are motorcycle type which don't suit your wheels directly. However, all you need do is to make tapered sleeve to suit your wheels and fit that to a parallel shaft. I have made something like that in the past and I'll try to remember to dig it out and take some pix. to post here.

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