Late Autumn photo dumpage
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Big trailer, sans side-panels.
Painting the side panels. Every available flat surface in the shop became painting tables.
Schwinn quality, as seen on the sales floor at Target.
Capping off thin-walled tubes mitigates the parallelogram flex at the stressed ends of the tube.
The nascence of a bike trailer. Laying the keel.
A quick kebab-skewer model of a scooter frame helps visualize the design in 3D.
Hand-drawing gets tricky with all the compound angles.
Eccentric scooter for Laura. Needs re-design.
I failed to anticipate the bending load on the longitudinal members under the footboard. I bent them during my initial test ride.
This is my standard "Fifth-wheel" hitch. If you want one, hit me up. I want to proliferate these throughout Corvallis so we can have a flexible trailer brigade.
New bike trailer for Rick, sans panels.
Tacking tongue members prior to welding out.
Tacking tongue members.
Tabs drilled and waiting to be cut out of the bars.
The frame members for the new carnival ride.
About half the tabs I will make by the end of this project. These are the product of multiple hours of work.
Cutting the center column. This tube runs $20 per foot, so one must measure twice, wut wut.
A quick way to divide a tube into quadrants.
Tacking the doubled tabs to the center column.
How the leveling feet work. The holes in the footplate are for staking down.
All welded up and test-assembled.
Preparing to weld in the cross-tubes in the booms.
Outer end of a boom. The tab at the bottom is a cable lug.
Adjustable bearing plunger in the lower hub, prior to assembly.
The round tube holds a slug of hard plastic which rubs on the center column.
... and welded.
Cable lugs on the upper hub.
Boom lugs waiting to be welded into the lower hub.
Lower hub assembly ready for welding.
Symbolism not intended.
The adjustable bearing-blocks. The plunger pushes on the plastic slug, which is the bearing element.
Getting ready to play some tic tac toe.
Two adjustable bearing elements, and two stationary. The stationary bearing blocks will have countersunk bolt heads.
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