My CNC Machine

I realized I haven’t posted any photos of the finished machine. It’s all done, working away in 3 axes to the hum of it’s stepper motors.

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Wheel + Derailleur = Ouch

Recent bike with bent derailleur hanger. Since it is a one piece hanger the entire dropout had to be replaced. It is stainless and silver brazed (50N) so removing and rebrazing a new one was not too big of a deal. Hardest part (as always) is getting the rear wheel to sit perfectly in the rear triangle. That’s why I pinned it. Got my wheel perfectly centered and pinned it so it wouldn’t move while brazing. Came out spot on.

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Lots of little parts

Little machined aluminum parts for the machine. Little parts are hard to make.

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$2500 Coffee Cup Holder

So far the only thing it is good for is holding my coffee cup.  That will change very soon.

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More CNC build photos.

I should take more photos, but I never get around to it.  Here are a few of the build. Getting close to adding all the electronics now.

 

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Can anyone guess what these are?

The last one kind of gives it away.  These are brackets for a CNC machine I am making.  More pics to come.

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Made in Italy

Seems fitting with the Giro going on.

With so many products made in Asia, it’s refreshing that there are still some other options.

My two latest purchases surprisingly made in Italy. LAS helmets and Fizik shoes.

This isn’t meant as an Asia bashing thread (I don’t care who buys what/where/why). I’m posting because I was genuinely surprised.
I thought by now pretty much everything cycling related was made in Taiwan or China.

They do like their tricolore…………

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More Old High School Stuff

I’ve been looking through old things and came upon some more old high school stuff.  That’s me in the back row, in the center.  I still remember that plaid brown shirt I wore.  Funny. 

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Some Things Never Change Part 2

I finally found my old school project.  This is from 1982.  30 years ago and 11th grade.  “Make a collage of the things most important to you.”  Cycling, Surfing and Pretty girls, funny.

 

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More Goodies from White Industries

More silver hubs ready to be laced.

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