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Old 01-19-2015, 10:32 PM   #11
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The only thing I might do , and its only an opinion, we know what there like! Is to paint the erector set piece black to make it blend? And looking at te wheel maybe a bit of antiqueing, some gun blue on the wheel to dull it out. Match the others, BTW you should off your wheel skills, I could not do that! Greta job, how does it pull! Can you post a pic of the set screw, I don't do metal! Thanks!
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Old 01-19-2015, 10:52 PM   #12
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Fun project. Nice work.

How did you paint the copper trim? Fine brush by hand?
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Old 01-19-2015, 11:45 PM   #13
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I actually like that the erector set piece stands out. I'm a fan of highlighting the structural elements of a machine. I think I will just let the aluminum wheel weather naturally to match tho. And here is a detail shot of tapping the set screw hole:



The copper detailing was a steady(ish) hand and a fine brush.

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Old 01-20-2015, 07:38 AM   #14
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You've got a plan , better then mine! Thanks for the pictures, I learned a lot from them, I still don't have the tools or the skills but at least I know how. I wondered how the set screw was drilled in, great job and im in awe of your all purpose adjustable wheel. They could come in handy! Once again, great job!
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Old 01-20-2015, 10:43 AM   #15
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That's very cool, nice to have all the tools to create something like this.
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Old 01-20-2015, 01:21 PM   #16
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That's pretty awesome. Great job! Do you have any video of it running? Have you considered adding some speed control (if it's needed)?
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Old 01-20-2015, 02:27 PM   #17
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that is really sharp. i would love to see it in action!
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Old 01-20-2015, 04:55 PM   #18
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Nice job. I like customized stuff.
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Old 01-20-2015, 06:06 PM   #19
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Cool

That's neat.....
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Old 01-20-2015, 11:25 PM   #20
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Great workmanship and a neat save!
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