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Hello from UK Mug designer
« on: March 08, 2010, 06:35:17 PM »
Hi all

Im ant... and ive been drawing stuff on the computer for years, then recently while learning 3D I though "im fed up with having nothing solid to show for my efforts", so ive bought a bunch of engineering equipment and im in the process of making high tech mugs.  Well we do love our tea breaks in the UK :)



Hobby - riding, racing and upgrading my bike




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Im turning some aluminum moulds and i need to polish their surface to a mirror finish, but one of my moulds is a tube the size of a coffee mug and the inside needs polishing to remove tool marks.  So im going to build a machine which will work the same way as a motorcycle rear wheel, but the rear wheel will be a 3" polishing mop that can go inside the tube.
Question - Where can i buy small chains & cogs from to transfer power to my wheel?

Cheers
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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2010, 06:54:27 PM »
Hi Ant, and welcome to the asylum  :borg:

You might take a look at Technobots http://www.technobots.co.uk/index.html in their "Mechanical" section. They sell stuff for the "Robot Wars" fraternity so, being a retailer rather than an industrial supplier, they don't mind small orders.

They also do pulleys and belts, which could be an alternative way to drive a polishing head.

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #2 on: March 08, 2010, 07:00:56 PM »
Great!  thats exactly what i needed.
Id come across a robotics suppliers some time ago, but this time I just couldnt get my search to turn up a result.

I like the idea of pulleys because I can make the pulleys myself.

Cheers

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2010, 08:21:29 PM »
Hi Ant

Welcome to MadModders Ant. I'm sorry I can't help you with the small chains and cogs but I am sure that some of the chaps closer to you will have an idea where you can find that sort of kit. It will be interesting to see those mugs as they all come together. Nice looking bike too.  :) :)

Cheers  :beer:

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2010, 08:33:36 PM »
Hi Ant!

Welcome to the collective :borg:

From one bike nut to another... nice RR you have there. I did the black and white theme on my TL once...

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #5 on: March 09, 2010, 01:15:44 AM »
Hi there Ant :wave: welcome to the club

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #6 on: March 09, 2010, 03:04:56 AM »
Ant

Small (?) gears pulleys chains etc. ..  .in  UK

http://www.hpcgears.com/

There is another I've not used 'Davall Gears' IIRC

Not cheap !!  Beware Shipping  :(

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #7 on: March 09, 2010, 05:52:28 AM »
Hi everyone

Theirs some seriouse tallent on here and I think what your all doing is fantastic, can't wait to get stuck in  :dremel:

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #8 on: March 09, 2010, 11:49:41 AM »
Hi Ant,
   I have recently got 6mm pitch sprockets and chain from ERIKS uk Ltd - this used to be Fenner power transmision, they do belts pulleys sprocket couplings motors etc etc.
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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #9 on: March 09, 2010, 12:50:20 PM »
Hi Almost Fits

Well that Eriks seems to sell high end precision stuff, the other end of the scale to technobots.   Ericks products will probably come in handy if my mug polisher works and i decide to move onto make more complex machines.

Cheers for that

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #10 on: March 09, 2010, 01:38:29 PM »
Hi Ant, welcome to the board, nice looking 'blade  :thumbup:  what series do you race in?

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2010, 04:08:57 PM »
I dont actually race but i do allot of track days and stuff. 
Im hoping that I can get good enough to race but im just not competitive yet.

Its worrying that im finding fabrication as much fun as riding, ive been known to turn down a run with the lads due to getting into an interesting project.

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2010, 04:13:48 PM »
Its worrying that im finding fabrication as much fun as riding, ive been known to turn down a run with the lads due to getting into an interesting project.

Wait until you start making parts for the bike...  :beer:

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #13 on: March 10, 2010, 03:01:55 PM »
I dont actually race 

Sorry Ant, my misunderstanding, I did a quite a few track days, mainly on a Hornet and then a CBR600 ............. but over the last few years have gone the route of 4x4, (it's an age thing  ::) )  I always enjoyed the track days, I was never particularly quick but that wasn't the point  :smart: ........... enjoy  :thumbup:

And enjoy the engineering too  :beer:

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Re: Hello from UK Mug designer
« Reply #14 on: March 10, 2010, 06:37:37 PM »
Hey CrewCab

No mate, it was my fault, i did put racing down as my hobby.  Its just easier and shorter to say that than try and explain that im in the process of learning and qualifying.

Hornet is a great beginners fast bike, sometimes I wish id started learning the track on a 125cc or 400 import but I started with a GSXR600.

IMO most engine sports are cool, wish id got the money to try them all  :headbang: