- What is the last thing you made? (pics pls)
Looks like the last thing Mick made was a well crafted bitchslap
no no no its not like that its just maybe the way i write things, im not good at it and just write the words as they appear in my head
Mick, apologies didn’t mean anything by it. I don’t have time to read every post on here but I have just gone back and read what you have written on the BTR Pinner thread and now it’s all clear. Best of luck.
no need to apologise ….see abovePosted 3 years agokayak23Subscriber
Cushions for wedding gifts
Cool. How’d you do them?
Rubbish photo but I made this here screen. Well, I made the whole screen and the knife, fork and spoons panels in the tops. The students on the course I teach on made the veneered panels in the other frames.
The veneered panels are one of the first projects we get them doing on our furniture making course, and they can be changed so each year we’ll stick new ones in.
The screen now lives in the college cafe(hence the cutlery theme) on show to everyone. It looks mint.
Posted 3 years ago
Cool. How’d you do them?
OS contour data (Terrain 50) taken into QGIS, contour lines coloured according to height using a calculated expression, exported as a pdf, tidied up in illustrator, printed onto fabric by Spoonflower and then sewn into a cushion.
You get a point if you can identify the location 🙂Posted 3 years ago
bencooper, did you cannibalise a USE Sub suspension fork to make that parts holder?! I always thought they looked jazzy and a bike show roll around suggested that the anti-dive did actually work. Presumably though they were terribly made and no-one bought them?
I’ve got a spare 😉
I’ve got a SUB on my MTB – it’s actually really good, the anti-dive works and it’s very stiff and plush. I really like it. It had two major problems – the RRP was £800 and USE didn’t make the air cartridge so when supplies ran out they couldn’t make any more.Posted 3 years agohuckersneckMember
I’ve got a spare
That is quite something.
£800 for a fork seems almost par for the course for some these days. The new RockShox inverted fork is £1k+. Maybe the Sub was launched too early? The cost to produce now would inevitably have risen though.
Another air spring could have been sourced I have no doubt. As such I don’t think this was a primary contributor to the cessation of production?
Were/are these forks robust, able to withstand wear in the linkage (what sort of bearing is at each pivot?) and maintain sealing around the shaft for oil/air?
Sorry for the slight thread hijack all!Posted 3 years ago
Well I haven’t broken mine yet 😀
It was making an odd clunking sound a couple of years ago, took it to bits and the pushrod had dropped off the end of the air cartridge. Bunged that back on and it’s been fine ever since.
The linkage has nylon top hat bushings not bearings – I can’t detect any slop at all in mine, they’re quite hefty, but would be pennies to swap if they wear. The main slider has a grease nipple on it, very easy to just bung some in there occasionally.Posted 3 years agolovewookieMember
I had a SUB, anti dive was great, fork seemed well made, but the Englund air assist cartridge I didn’t get on with at all. On successive stutter bumps it jacked up like there was too much compression. fettled and fettled, but couldn’t get it right.
shame really as all other times it was really nice.Posted 3 years agokayla1Subscriber
Honestly, I don’t know, sorry. I send my drawings to a local-ish company and they laser cut the steel parts then we finish them. The ally part was made here on the cnc router- I have one on my bike with ‘schralping teh gnar’ (replete with smelling pistake) cut into it 😆Posted 3 years agohousehusbandSubscriber
Has been approved (Prior Verified) by the SQA (Scottish Qualification Authority) for the carcass construction unit as part of the National 4/5 Practical Woodwork course.
It is a bit disproportionate; the original model was smaller and more aesthetic but the SQA insisted that the housing joints be made across sections of no less than 100mm – so I just made everything 100mm wide…Posted 3 years ago18BikesMattSubscriber
Here it is in action:Posted 3 years ago
[url=https://flic.kr/p/qua4fz]Cable adjuster jig in action[/url] by 18bikes, on FlickrMr WoppitMember
Oh Ye Whale!
Skittering about above the surface
Of the turmoiled ocean,
The screeching gulls and clawed crabs and the daily fight for food
Make use and company of the whale that
Is resting on the surface, allowing pickage. Friendly and amused, perhaps,
At the ructions and hurly-burly; adding it’s low, long
And sonorous voice (partly heard and soon forgotten)
To the underpinning of the hubbub.
Beginning the long plan, the bulky presence dives,
A black hole appears in the water as the fleshy island sinks,
The maelstrom whirls where had been, a knotty bulk afloat.
The chattering gulls cry out, startled and puzzled
That the reliable, monstrous anchor is disappeared.
Surprise turns to anxiety, the cloud of suspicion rains it’s poisoned seepage and the rootless
Find themselves adrift as the watery typhoon
Of the sudden absence resolves, and the assembly is left to the whims of wind and tide.
Down below the fussing day, the whale
Is journeying a long path, self-charted,
Towards an end of it’s own devising.
Steadily steadily steadily, the leviathan moves with deliberate
Strokes that disturb only the waters of the depths alone,
It’s passage disguised by the careful turn of it’s muscling,
In the immensity of the abyss.
Far above the tectonic plated underworld, the daily game of survival is played out
In all it’s raucous, bloody, reaction to the moment…
Day after exhausting day. Month after month. Year after year.
Then once again, appear! O Ye Whale!
Suddenly, inexorably, breaking the surface
Into the roiling confusion, bringing calm to the waters
Now sliding off it’s colossal presence.
The circle is complete, the detective of the deep has returned, with news
Mined by dint of deep dredge, from the seabed of being.
All is well.Posted 3 years ago
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