Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 14 - CLASS 2 - BUILD JOURNALS' started by David Cooksey, May 1, 2019.
I think so, I haven't fully decided yet, but probably
Full fender scraper?
There you go!
I really was looking forward to this part of this build! Let's get those great tools to work!
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Been waiting for this part of your build!
Ha ha yes I guess this is the beginning of the build proper.
Oh yeah, I can't help but notice how many of the other builds are having some cool and innovative shifters. So not wanting to be left out I've had an idea on controlling my 3 speed hub...
This wonderful machine tucks and pinches the metal to pull it in, or "shrinks" it.
It leaves a nice pattern too
Several passes will be made, each one a bit shallower than the last. This shrinking will pull the metal over into a curve.
Oh and it's
I don't think I've ever seen a "proudly made in England" sticker. Maybe I'll put one on this bike lol
Lucky you. I’d love to have access to those sorts of machines. Nice work!
Not really luck, more hard work and graft. I restore classic cars for a living.
Good on you. At this point in my life I’m kinda wishing I’d done a trade after school so I could be doing something like that for a living instead of wanting to and not having any training.
I actually got the job 6 years ago. I was cycling round on my "Loopybike" when I saw an open shutter on an industrial unit. Inside I could see a guy working on an Austin Healey. I propped the bike up outside and went in. The guy looked up and asked me what I wanted. Without thinking I replied "er, a job?"
He replied "hmm, if you can prove you can fabricate I might be interested"
I showed him the bike and he offered me the job on the spot! Lol one day a week to start with. I quit my well paid management job to start with him. One day turned into 3 then full time. I went self employed on the first of May.
That’s awesome. I’m gonna have to finish my BO e-bike and cruise it down to a nearby business and try the same!
That is the way to score a job!
This is a very cool and inspiring story.
using a pullmax?
Awesome coachwork on that fender!!!! This is going to be a blast to watch!!!!!
Killer loopy bike too!!!!
Did you see his sidecar build? Very cool too!
Interesting ! cant wait to see what your mind puts in reality again , always stunning craftsmanship
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