Lil Ewheel -sneak peek!

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Lil Ewheel -sneak peek!

Post by Jacin » Sun Jan 18, 2004 4:41 pm

Hi Guys, Well It sure is COLD here on the Shores of Lake Erie!!!!!! So that makes it perfect time to sneak out to shop for some tinkering.

Here's a SNEAK PEEK in process shot of my new handheld ehweel/fender roller. It's still got a ways to go but I needed a coffee break. And while I do have a full sized Ehweel this is (I hope) gonna come in handy when you rather bring the 'wheel to the part instead of the other way around!

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Post by Jacin » Sat Jan 24, 2004 12:15 pm

Just in case anyone was wondering how this was gonna progress here's not yet completed but updated pic.
I just know you're all gonna wanna build one of these <grin>

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Re: Lil Ewheel -sneak peek! Update

Post by Ralph_Monroe_Mi » Sat Jan 24, 2004 1:11 pm

Jacin, is the adjuster one of those square holed bushings, or did you machine it? Did you get my note about Jergens?

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Post by Jacin » Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:15 pm

Hi Ralph, nope I machined it!!!! I did that BEFORE I got your information!!!!!! That's why I was so interested in it. Woulda saved me a bunch of time to just buy one!!!!
Oh well live and learn!!!! [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/crazy.gif"%20alt="[/img]

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Post by Scott » Sat Jan 24, 2004 9:39 pm

Jacin,
how did you bend you pipe or tube?
I like the idea of that small unit. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/cool.gif"%20alt="[/img]

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Post by Jacin » Sun Jan 25, 2004 12:03 am

Hi Scott, It is tube (4130 to be exact) leftover from the dragster!!! Waste not want not <grin>

For what I want to use it for I think it will be ok - but if I was gonna want to do any serious formign with it - I think I'd make the frame a tad stiffer (add a back brace) which I may do anyway.

I bent it on my Hossfeld knockoff bender (Chuck Smith Motorsport Tools - no affiliation - just a happy customer)

I wanted to try it out today, but forgot I promised the little one I would take her SHOPPING at the Dollar Store - man was it fun to see her strut around that place!!!!!!

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Post by Scott » Sun Jan 25, 2004 1:39 am

Jacin,just wait until she gets older,and drags you through Linen's,and Things!
You will probably wish you never got her started.Of course it just could be genetics?(Women)Don't ask how I know these things. [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/crazy.gif"%20alt="[/img]

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Re: Lil Ewheel -sneak peek! Update

Post by Ralph_Monroe_Mi » Sun Jan 25, 2004 10:29 am

I machined it!!!!

So just for the record, how did you machine the square hole. You don't have a shaper or a BP vertical shaper attachment, and I know you hate broaches., so I know this is going to be inventive.

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Re: Lil Ewheel -sneak peek! Update

Post by Jacin » Sun Jan 25, 2004 2:26 pm

Hi Ralph, Shssh don't tell anyone - I invented a square endmill ! !

Ok ok seriously - first off just for the record - I don't hate broaches - I love them - I just didnt have (wasn't able to borrow) one this size [img]/ubb/images/graemlins/mad.gif"%20alt="[/img]

I did have some endmills though so I milled a axial slot about 3/4 of the length - to size for width and depth - I then clamped the square stock in the groove and welded a plug in. Chuck it back up in the lathe and trued up the OD. Piece of cake - sure woulda saved me a bunch of time if we would have talked sooner - Oh well maybe next time!!!!

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