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  • MikeK
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    I had one of those little HF wheeling machines that I bought for about $10 during one of their close-out sales.  It’s sloppy and the frame is a noodle, but it worked pretty good for smoothing things out.

     

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    MikeK
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    I double checked it against my tracing and all was well.  Also checked to make sure it was nice and flat.  It’s flatter than the openings on the nose, but that’s another story…

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    A nice, snug fit.

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    JWDII
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    Beautiful craftsmanship sir!

    Paul
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    Those results are clearly from years of hands on metal. Attaining that level of repair with a POS China Freight tool? Craftsmanship indeed!

    alykat
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    I had one of the bigger HF English Wheels and it felt a bit sloppy. I wound up adding some support bridging on both upper and lower arms and it made a huge difference.  The extra weight made it feel a bit nose heavy and unbalanced, so I added a steel shelf and storage box for a hand crank bead roller on the back of the main post to add weight and improve over all balance. Worked out great.  Never should have let it go when I started selling off my shop stuff.

    MikeK
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    The import wheels definitely need some finessing to make work.  I got the 1″ wheeling machine and a full set of 2″ lower anvils at the same sale.  I think I paid something like $10 each…couldn’t pass it up.  I’d like to make a frame with a 2″ upper and a quality adjuster to use with the 1″ and 2″ lowers.  I’m sure it would come in handy for some smaller, more detailed work.  I have some art projects I’ve been wanting to do.

    I have a nice wheel that I’ve really dialed in over the years.  Stiff frame, nice adjuster, sent the upper out to have heat treated, trued and polished and the lowers were re-trued and polished.  It’s a really nice machine.  It’s going to get some casters and a paint job when things warm up.  I have it on my endless list of projects.

    John Jones
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    😎 The endless list!😎😎😎.  We all have those!!!  You spend your whole life trying to finish the list that doesn’t have an ending 🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫🤫

    All work and no play makes JJ a dull boy🤣
    Keeping a lid on it😎
    Attitude is everything 🤔

    MikeK
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    I’ve been contemplating making that list much smaller.  I’m going to get a title for, and sell, the Okrassa 66 at some point this year.  Maybe some more stuff.  I have so much to do to my house, like pull the walls back in and push the roof up, that reality is setting in about how consuming car projects are.

    John Jones
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    If you’re really really into cars…. The house projects seem to keep getting pushed back😎😎😎😎.  It’s all about what’s the most important to us on any given day!😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎😎

    All work and no play makes JJ a dull boy🤣
    Keeping a lid on it😎
    Attitude is everything 🤔

    Douglas E Fresh
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    I’m the opposite of that statement^^^

    I love restoring my old house and vintage furniture, I play in the garage when I need a break…

    Prolly why I’m no good in the garage..

    MikeK
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    I kind of like doing it all.  The problem is the time and energy.

    That NEXT project always seems so much easier and more fun, and then it starts to pile up.

    John Jones
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    So you want to make these?

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    All work and no play makes JJ a dull boy🤣
    Keeping a lid on it😎
    Attitude is everything 🤔

    volksaddict
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    That NEXT project always seems so much easier and more fun, and then it starts to pile up.

    Ain’t that the truth!!

    MikeK
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    So you want to make these? IMG_2566IMG_2566

     

    Thanks for the pic.  This might be one of those projects where its best to buy the panel.  If I had a Pullmax, it would be a different story.  I’d have to lay that out in a hammerform and put the giant beads in with a rivet gun.  Definitely possible, but that would be a long, hard day.

    MikeK
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    I’m learning to choose my battles and finding that less is more. It only took 54 years!

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