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    1. Kit: , by (VIP/Sponsor) Andym is offline
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      In terms of modeling, I've built nothing but classic cars my entire life and am now starting to think I might want to try something else. The only motorcycle I ever built was my Harley Knucklehead Tribute bike in 1:1 Want to build a scale Motorcycle scale (yes it runs). Now I want to try something that I can do on a model bench.

      When it comes to classic car kits, the Pocher was just about the top of the heap. Is there a "Pocher" of motorcycle kits? I'm not opposed to scratch building pieces and parts, but I'm not looking for a year-long project. Just a nice 3 - 4 month build before I start my next car.

      Thanks.

      Andy.

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  1. Andym's Avatar VIP/Sponsor
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    ken - what did you use to cut the fins on your 1/15 Franklin engine?
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Andy,

    To cut the fins I ground down a 1/16" cut off tool to 1/32" and then just used it a tool bit with cutting fluid. I first bored out the center, turned down the outside shoulder incorporating the mounting fin for the bolts. This provide the reference dimension to cut the depth of the fins to.
    Another method that I personally have not done yet is to use a thin round saw blade in a milling machine with the cylinder mounted vertically in a rotary table.

    I doubt the book will be published this year in time for Glenmoor, but perhaps next year. Good idea! Any other thoughts on whop would be interested is selling the book.?

    Ken
    Last edited by xken; 04-11-11 at 03:04 PM.
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    I've tried the thin round saw blade method Ken and it didn't come out as clean as I had hoped. I think your method is the way to go.

    In terms of the book, I'd absolutely take it to the 2012 Glenmoor. Around this part of the country i'd be looking at shows like The Cincinnati Challenge and other model shows with a heavy concentration of car builders. And if the publisher would pay for the travel, i'd absolutely take it out to GSL where I think it would be a huge hit.
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Ken- There's a grooving tool made by A.W. Warner that would be ideal for cutting cooling fins. It uses interchangeable inserts of .015", .032, and .062". It also cuts up to .250" deep. I got one with the smallest shank available; 3/8". I use a Sherline lathe so I had to get A2Z CNC's Quick-Change Tool Post to accomodate that shank, More expensive than grinding down a parting tool, but it does have readily available inserts and that QCTP is a handy thing. That .015" insert sure would make some fine cooling fins.
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    Lee - what web site do i go to in order to acquire that tool set.

    Andy.
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Lee - what web site do i go to in order to acquire that tool set.

    Andy.
    When I was young I used to say "When I grow up I'm going to be somebody!"

    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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    Lee I am with Andy, do you have a link to them? Always looking for new toys. I already have the quick change tool holders.

    Thanks for the heads up!

    Ken
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    Darn, It has a 3/8 shank. Won't fit my Unimat.
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    Lee,
    Thanks for the link. Yes I am familiar with this company will have to get one.

    Thanks again.

    Tage, the shank can be machined down and cut to fit.

    Ken
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tage View Post
    Darn, It has a 3/8 shank. Won't fit my Unimat.
    No, but the Quick Change Toolpost made by A2Z CNC will fit your Unimat, and it uses 3/8" shank tools.

    LittleMachineShop.com - Quick Change Tool Post Set for Unimat 3 & 4, SIEG C0 Lathes
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    Just ordered mine along with a few other goodies. Lee - thanks for the hookup, they have some great stuff.

    The tools should arrive next week. I'll let you know how they "turn out"

    Andy.
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    I now realize I should have been more specific.
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