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Offline involutecurve

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Hiya from North East UK
« on: March 02, 2014, 05:06:20 PM »
Hello Madmodder's, I am obviously new to this forum, I joined after reading some interesting posts on the ME site which referenced this one, the stuff you people are doing is very cool, I'm always on the  lookout for new methods, I find people who work in small ish workshops (sheds) with limited resources tend to be the most creative / innovative, I have quite a well equipped but small workshop at home where I make stuff, mostly for bikes, I also do the odd restoration, however no matter how many tools etc we have it seems we tend to take on projects that stretch either our ability or equipment, or both, this is what I think has driven me personally to become more innovative, I hope I can contribute something of interest over the coming months.

Shaun
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2014, 05:11:36 PM »
Welcome Shawn.
You will fit in well here, no blue sky thinking or flat earth society here, only practical people need apply  :wave:
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2014, 05:20:06 PM »
Hiya Shaun,

Welcome to the collective :borg:

What kind of things do you make for bikes?

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2014, 05:22:43 PM »
Hi
Shaun
Welcome to the forum
What part of the north east are you from
John

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2014, 05:29:27 PM »
Hiya Shaun,

Welcome to the collective :borg:

What kind of things do you make for bikes?

Eric

I did this a while ago

I'm working on the new one right now.... but its quite bit different to the last one, and I've restored a couple in between

I live just outside Middlesbrough
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2014, 06:03:46 PM »
hi and welcume nice bit of kit im in to bikes to but the wife will kill me if i get a nuther one so just mack me engines 

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2014, 04:01:56 AM »
Hi Shaun!  :wave:

Welcome to the Collective.  :borg:

With your background and experience, we should get along very nicely.  :thumbup:

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.  :D

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2014, 12:11:52 PM »
Hi Shaun

              Welcome to MadModder, nice bike.

                                                              Cheers David

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2014, 12:28:39 PM »
Nice work on the bike!  :bow:

What are you using for a CNC machine?
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2014, 01:22:06 PM »
Hi Shaun,
Welcome from me too.... I'm from the 'Boro too although a long time since I lived there....
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2014, 02:49:13 PM »
Hello Shaun.

I'm from Eaglescliffe originally, but now I love in Dorset.

Anyway, welcome to the forum. Looking forward to seeing some of your work.

Graham

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2014, 05:43:16 PM »
Hi Shaun , welcome to the forum, nice bike and nice sound too  :drool: looks like another member from the NE England, quite a few on here now. Look forward to seeing more of your projects.
  Cheers Mick.

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2014, 06:28:58 PM »
Thank's for the warm welcome, its nice to know there's so many from the North.

My miller is a Hurco, with 600 x 400 x 450 XYZ travel, I converted it the Mach and inverter control in about 2005, it has 4 axis, other main equipment I have is another Mill although its only a Warco one, and a couple of lathes, a Harrison and again a cheaper smaller lathe, I also have a Clarkson Tool and cutter grinder, a Sparker, Tig, Mig, and Gas, welding + all the other stuff you need to make this lot work and obviously loads of hand tools.
At the moment I'm working on a new bike build, unfortunately I cant post too many pics on here of it yet because its being serialised in a Mag, having said that some of the more detailed stuff the Mag cant run so I will post some of it here, just to add some of my own madness, methods, and ideas. 

Shaun
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2014, 07:48:48 PM »
Which mag? PB?

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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2014, 04:48:07 AM »
Which mag? PB?

Eric

Nope its in BSH, which is admittedly an odd place to serialise a Centre Hub steered sports bike, however they asked me if they could run it, so why not, the first two articles where at the back end of last year, they currently have the next 3 articles ready for print, which should restart in the next issue, the delay came about due to a change of editor, and me having to do some real work :) That said the bike is probably 80% done, in fact I'm waiting for some parts coming back from powder coat, so I can start the final assembly, the only major parts left to make are the tank and tail piece, oh and sort out all the electrics, which I will put off as long as I can, not because I cant do it's just the only part I don't enjoy doing. 
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #15 on: March 04, 2014, 10:42:01 AM »
Hi Shaun,welcome to our world of mechanical madness.

Me being a lifelong resident on the Isle of Man I am naturally a bike nut,we're born that way.
I love your V twin street fighter  :drool: :bow:  and very much look forward to seeing your other projects....OZ.
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2014, 10:52:03 AM »
BSH. Well, I will just have to find those back issues.

Eric
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Re: Hiya from North East UK
« Reply #17 on: March 07, 2014, 04:53:02 AM »
Welcome Shaun, that bike sounds really nice.

Jim