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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby Asquared » Mon Apr 29, 2013 11:35 am

clocks, i can totally picture your smiling mug hanging out that window.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby FIGJAM » Mon Apr 29, 2013 12:48 pm

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Apr 29, 2013 1:22 pm

hahaha you guys are giving me ideas!! :D
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby trilobyte » Mon Apr 29, 2013 3:46 pm

Great work, that's looking awesome!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby Martiansky » Mon Apr 29, 2013 5:47 pm

Trilo, your project is truly inspirational!
Clocks, found the pics of your trailer after I had asked about seeing it!
I like your trailer mods! Great job!

Thought I'd post another of my in-work projects.
I have to figure out how to hook it to my trike.
I am thinking of using the old sway bar from my camper
since it has a small hitchball on it and the coupler part.
Then Id like to make a removable canopy for it too.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby MikeGyver » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:04 pm

I refurbished one of those rickshaws for 2010 burn. I suggest before you put too much effort into making it nice take it somewhere and tow it around for an hour and see if it will be too heavy. Yours looks much lighter than mine was but it came down to only getting used to get ice since it was too much work to tow it around.

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby trilobyte » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:19 pm

Thank you kindly - after talking with a few local artists who've done smaller scale slotted wood furniture projects and being inspired by Gregg and the Otic/Pistil crew's spectacular work, I was moved to go down that road with this. I can't believe how much work has gone into it so far (and there's still so much to do), but I'm really happy with how things are starting to come together.

That's a great cart, maybe it can attach like one of those bike trailers I've seen people use. A canopy would be a nice touch, we did a shade structure/canopy on my gf's trike last year and she really liked it.

I got the lumber I'll need for this week's shopbot sessions sorted, as well as picked up another router bit and sandpaper. I also got a couple coats of sealer on the test parts I painted yesterday, they're starting to look pretty good!

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby Martiansky » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:22 pm

Mr. Patatomoto that is a great pedicab!
Love the frame color and fabric on the seat!
My frame is pretty light, I can pick it up easily.
I hope you dont mind if I use your picture to help
me with mine?
I like how your hitch is connected to the frame.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby MikeGyver » Mon Apr 29, 2013 6:28 pm

no problem, thats why I went back and found it to post, we had a swivel hitch on the neck and at attachment point on the seat post of the bike, so you just had to put a bolt through it. its hard to see, but the swivel im talking about is in this picture and the condition it was in when we got it.

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue Apr 30, 2013 5:20 pm

wow guys! so many great things going on!

mrpatatomoto i love what you did with your pedicab!

trilo, don't take this the wrong way but your wood looks good enough to eat! :shock:

Martiansky, thanks! i can't wait to see what you do with your conveyance!


it was all day with the rain so i didn't get to do much with the trailer.
so.... i got a start on my swamp cooler. i'm thinking this fan is really going to move some air!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby Elorrum » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:32 pm

this reminds me of space invaders.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby burner von braun » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:37 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:wow guys! so many great things going on!


Yep, I second that comment, nice work and fun to follow all of the progress!

Clocks.. I really like your bike, the travel case fits beautifully with the general style of the bike, as if it was meant to be.. and now a trailer and a FIGJAM special! Woohoo!

Thanks for the motivation!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Wed May 01, 2013 12:53 pm

burner von braun wrote:Clocks.. I really like your bike, the travel case fits beautifully with the general style of the bike, as if it was meant to be.. and now a trailer and a FIGJAM special! Woohoo! Thanks for the motivation!



thanks for the encouragement! i'm having the time of my life!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby Martiansky » Wed May 01, 2013 1:23 pm

clocksnmirrors wrote:Martiansky, thanks! i can't wait to see what you do with your conveyance!

Thanks, Clocks! I cannot wait to see your finished DOMECILE! (ref, Demolition Man film)
clocksnmirrors wrote:i'm making a tow trailer for the heavy stuff

Say, do you have any photos of your bike trailer?
My neighbor and I made some up with scavenged bike parts and wheels.
I think I posted a few pics of them in one of these threads around here somewhere.....
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby Martiansky » Wed May 01, 2013 1:36 pm

Mrpatatomoto wrote:no problem, thats why I went back and found it to post, we had a swivel hitch on the neck and at attachment point on the seat post of the bike, so you just had to put a bolt through it. its hard to see, but the swivel im talking about is in this picture and the condition it was in when we got it.

Thanks, I appreciate that!
You did a great job refurbishing the rickshaw. Too bad it was too heavy. My frame is made out of 11/4" conduit. Found the seat frame(which used to be 2 chairs) by a dumpster. I'm a little worried about the wheels I have I don't know if they'll hold up. I might have to find some with more spokes.
Is that fabric or vinyl on the seat? I've been tossing up which would be better to use. I think anyone sitting on the seat would stick to vinyl so Im leaning towards fabric, or perhaps fabric over vinyl so the foam wont get soaked if it happened to rain.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby MikeGyver » Wed May 01, 2013 2:22 pm

If I remember correctly we left the original vinyl on the seats and covered it in microfiber fabric (baby blanket material). Depending on where you are we were able to go to one of the bike shops and they had old 13 inch bike rims that weren't suitable for riding on but work just fine for a trailer we only needed one so it was easy to find and didn't cause any problems. I wish I could find pictures of the top somewhere that made the rickshaw look 10x better. Conduit is probably a good idea as long as it holds up to someone standing on it, light is definitely the way to go.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Fri May 03, 2013 4:32 pm

ok so there was a break in the rain and i finally made some good progress on the battery box for my trailer

before
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test setup with the batteries
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then got into the sexy part. i love all this working with my hands... all the 2x4s and studs and nailing and screwing.... :shock:
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some parts couldn't be clamped so i had to improvise
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then started putting it all together
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here's where it is now
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still need to get the hatch door and front on, cut vents, add the switch box and connecting posts for the inverter, paint job and put the spare tire mount on top
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby ygmir » Fri May 03, 2013 8:22 pm

*applause* Bravo! Brava!.......very very nice!!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby trilobyte » Fri May 03, 2013 10:14 pm

Nice work, clocksnmirrors!

Today was another long day of machining parts. Wednesday was a particularly long day, and it was a struggle the whole day. Today, fortunately, went much more smoothly. Having already surpassed the expertise of the people at my workshop I did some research online and connected with some pros that helped me figure out a couple issues that were making Wednesday so hard, and based on that I spent the early morning re-working the stuff I planned to cut today. I'm pleased to say that everything worked as expected and then some. The only downside is in re-working the part sheets I mis-counted the connectors I still needed to cut and made a few shy of what I'll need to make both the curio carts. In the grand scheme of things it's not even a blip, I have the parts cut for what I wanted to build asap. Once I got home I got back to sanding and deburring parts (mostly stuff from Wednesday's session). I know I've still got tons to do, but I made a lot of great progress today.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Sat May 04, 2013 4:14 pm

thanks yggie and trilo!

today started with some painting. i discovered that the front panel was too warped to use :(
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so i had to cut a new one
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the new panel was much better but i was slightly off on the width. still totally useable
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a quick check showed the battery fit as snug as a bug in a rug!
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on went the hatch
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and the mounting bolts for the spare tire
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perfect fit
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another coat of paint and a cover for the tire and i'll be good to go!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby trilobyte » Sun May 05, 2013 8:35 pm

Nice!

I worked on several fronts this weekend. Aside from a camp meeting (and getting campmates engaged and inspired to make their own wonderful contributions, I also made a fair bit of progress in redesigning some bits, as well as fleshing out more of the designs and logistics. I also did some research into lighting gear to use, then put an order in for a single fixture at a supplier I might use. It wasn't a lot of money and even if I don't end up going in that direction I can use the piece I ordered for something I want to do in the loft, so it'll be a good test. I also continued working on deburring and sanding the pieces I cut last week. As I hone the design and improve the machining there'll be almost no hand-sanding to be done but my Wednesday session was rough - and so were some of the pieces I cut. So lots of sanding. Not tough, just tedious. There's still more to do, but I decided to do a rough assembly on one of the carts to show it off to my girlfriend (thankfully, she loves it even more in person than the renders I've shown her).

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Here's a shot of the back, showing the storage space

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The cat approves as well.

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I'd planned to take it right back apart again, but Gandalf the cat insists I leave it up overnight hehe...
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 06, 2013 2:23 am

trilo that is incredible craftsmanship!

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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby AntiM » Mon May 06, 2013 5:12 am

If the cat approves.... huzzah!

I've been trying to paint, but mostly I've been napping a lot.
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby maryanimal » Mon May 06, 2013 2:57 pm

Trilo, I've been watching your project come to life and it is awesome! I can't wait to see it on the playa! I see the kitteh is supervising all the goings-on!

Clock: one word...Amazing! Your trailer is really coming together! Bravisimo!!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon May 06, 2013 4:29 pm

thanks maryanimal!! i really do appreciate all the encouragement! sometimes i feel overwhelmed like maybe i'm trying to do too many things

but then trilo comes along with his immaculately polished and perfectly fitted pieces and i know i'm just being a big baby :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

so today i finally installed the solar panels

roof before installation
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holes drilled and bolts installed. aluminum railing ready for alignment
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panels successfully installed
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getting 17.1 volts and about one amp at 6pm in cloudy conditions. i can't wait to see the wattage in full sun!
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby maryanimal » Mon May 06, 2013 9:04 pm

I want wait to see the whole thing finished! what will you be doing with the inside?
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue May 07, 2013 3:51 pm

you and me both! i can't wait to be able to move in!

the inside won't be anything extravagant. just planning on a bed and enough electric to run a fridge, some lights, cooling and heating

it will have paneling and some carpeting and as many nooks and crannies as i can manage to carry all my stuff :mrgreen:
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby tatonka » Tue May 07, 2013 3:52 pm

nice trailer and your bike to , good work :)
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby clocksnmirrors » Tue May 07, 2013 5:15 pm

:D thanks tatonka!

today i got the lights on! i was so excited i literally giggled :shock:
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Re: Work in Progress 2013

Postby Martiansky » Wed May 08, 2013 7:00 pm

Clocks, your trailer is SA-WEET!
Nice job on the solar panels.

I was trying to put a chain on my trike today and DOH the rear derailleur is too short(the cage reach) and the chain doesnt want to clear the frame!
So, no riding around on it today. :(
I did get the front and rear brakes hooked up though and the short derailleur even worked with the shifter I have.
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