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Offline davro

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Hi from David in Cheshunt UK
« on: October 03, 2015, 08:55:39 PM »
Hi all
My name is David Stevens aka davro, I am a long time software engineer with a craving for something more analog :med: I also make moulds and all sorts of carbon fibre products and sheet in the composite corner of the workshop.

I have just bought myself a sieg lathe and milling machine that i'm currently converting into a CNC mill with linuxcnc, but am quite enjoying learning about machining and milling :scratch:


Here is my first project a few different sized dress up aluminium washers.


Here are some pictures of my pride and joy a Dax Rush roundtube chassis with a hayabusa engine, and the reason for buying a new lathe this car has been built, rebuilt, rebuilt, redesigned, now starting to get re engineered.



And a big fan of doubleboost :thumbup:

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Re: Hi from David in Cheshunt UK
« Reply #1 on: October 04, 2015, 12:32:04 AM »
Hiya Davro  :wave:

Welcome to the collective :borg:

Big fan of doubleboost myself.

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I also make moulds and all sorts of carbon fibre products and sheet in the composite corner of the workshop.

Please tell us (me!!) more about this. I have been tinkering with CF for a while. Made some parts here and there but have been having an issue with making molds.

Pictures of the Dax Rush didn't come through.

Eric
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Re: Hi from David in Cheshunt UK
« Reply #2 on: October 04, 2015, 05:35:39 AM »
Hi Dave, welcome to Madmodder!

I've done a bit of Hayabusa modifying myself. I bet you wouldn't mind one of these for your Dax!

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Re: Hi from David in Cheshunt UK
« Reply #3 on: October 04, 2015, 08:28:35 AM »
Hi Brass_Machine I have quite a few mould making videos on my youtube channel, where I have made moulds for the front cycle wings, bonnet scoop, side wings, dashboard, and bonnet scoop I use the easycomposites uni-mould system for all my moulds. I have put a composite project log on talkcomposites that is quite extensive http://www.talkcomposites.com/10707/Body-Package-for-Dax-Rush-with-Side-Intrusion-Bars

All the carbon/composite sheet that I make is done on an old ikea glass table that sits on top of a wooden box with a cheap argos fan heater in the box this allows my to get the glass surface up to about 80/90c and considering the low budget solution I get very good results with the glass table.

Not sure why the image are not coming though ? maybe as I hot linked them from google's cache ;) I have resized 3 images to 800 px and attached them ...

Hi Pete that's a fine looking turbo busa engine you have there :) I have been looking into supercharging mine with the TTS Performance setup with a Gen2 engine as my old Gen1 15 year old engine might not take to kindly to the boost, alway fancied having a race engine I can mess with and a well maintained standard engine for street driving and with my new found machining skills this could be a reality :)

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Re: Hi from David in Cheshunt UK
« Reply #4 on: October 04, 2015, 09:16:43 AM »
Hi and welcum

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Re: Hi from David in Cheshunt UK
« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2015, 10:23:24 AM »
Welcome to the forum!