Lo-Fi's mad projects

Lo-Fi

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It's a sad week when I don't get in the shop, but for me, "shop time" is either messing about in my tiny 8' x 12' shed that's crammed full of machine tools, or at the railway spannering hoofing geat big bits of steam engine.

I'll mostly be posting projects from my home shop, but I'll throw in some from the steam shop for good measure. Here goes!

First up: Drift Trike. Unashamedly inspired by Colin Furze (but I have better tools ;) ). This is really my mates project - I helped with machining stuff.

Starting with the frame, let's boff some holes in some angle to mount the bearings and clear the axle:

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Machine the correct size hole in the "pilot bore" sprockets:

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Didn't snap the broaching, but this is my setup to machine a cross hole for a set screw:

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Putting the old power hacksaw to use cutting steel for the engine mount:

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Getting the holes precise is easy with a mill. Hole for aded lightness:

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Rear axle coming together:

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To be continued....
 

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Lo-Fi

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And a change of plan. I realised I have some ATV tyres knocking around. As you do...

So, much faffing with the lathe (plus needless use of the taper attachment I mae last year), mill and rotary table later, I'd made a set of hubs to mount to the 25mm axle:

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Single holes bored to clamp using the centre in the table. Drill 4 x 100mm pcd holes to mount the wheel that double for proper clamping to the table:
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Mill centre hole to size:

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MIll sides to final size. Easy on the RT. LOVE that tool:

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Test fit:

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Begin machining the center boss, taper attachment in action

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Not a bad finish:

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Bore, Broach, cross drill:

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Lo-Fi

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Test fit. Ooooh yeaaahhhh:

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Making up a clamp for fix the engine mount plate to the frame. Mill, bend, weld. It's sooooo easy when you have these lovely tools:

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Rough and ready, but it'll do.
 

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Work stopped for a spot of steam engine fettling:

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One does not simply "weigh" a locomotive.
 

Lo-Fi

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100CC ebay special pit-bike engine into frame:

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Adjustable top mount to allow for chain tensioning:

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Stopped to make a spanner to fit a new solar heat pump. Plumbers should be lightly tazered whenever they reach for adjustable pliers, grip locks or pipe wrenches for any kind of nut IMHO:

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Looks like we're going full-on Mad Max. doesn't it. I must buy some chrome spray...

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Videos of it in action just as soon as we finish it and find a farmer who's game for a laugh at our expense!
 

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