retrodirect/glowbikeMember since Oct 2014 • Last active Mar 2023
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Hi Dave, I was on your course in probably 2008. Loved it. Thanks
Do you have any tube blocks suitable for machine mitering you’re getting rid of?
In fact, if you’re looking to job lot things, can you private message me some photos of the pile you’re looking to move. And does it include any machinery?
Mills, lathes etc. …
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Everyone who does bikes uses a footpedal to control the current.
I agree with all that fish says.
A lot of the corrections you have to make while tig welding happen quicker than it takes for yo uto consciously think about it. It needs to happen like second nature. The only way for that to happen is to spend a lot of hours behind the torch. Luckily tig is fun. :)
The only real way to get a feel for it is to continue to do it. only THEN should you get lessons. Get a stack of metal and build up something crap.
Here are some crap things i made:
You've also got Armour custom cycles (based out of eastside bikes) in Edinburgh. They'll do wet paint in any crazy scheme you can dream up for pretty reasonable prices. Another £50 more than hendersons usually but they'll do waaay more involved stuff. Andy's bad at social media ... but there's some stuff here https://www.instagram.com/armourcustombicycles/
Yeah, MT3 with a drawbar. The RF30 is a near perfect hobbyist framebuilder's mill, bar getting a reconditioned horizontal. The only crap thing about them is the crappy downfeed measurement, hence the caliper hack.
This one is an RF25, It's the most useful tool in the shop. I really like it. Just pimped it with that lasercut faceplate because I could.
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Looks cool. Have you got these in the Glasgow zine library? Gzl is Run by the girlfriend of a dead Keen cyclist, they’d probs be interested