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    Default Dad over-engineers fix

    No 1 Daughter managed to leave her knitting kit on the floor, and inevitably it got trodden on...



    She really wanted to knit the mouse this weekend, so I dug around in the garage, found an old bit of alloy (Diff bearing preload form a FWD Vauxhall) and over engineered her a replacement





    Now when it gets trodden on its going to break my foot...

    Dave

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    Good Dad! Gary P. Hansen
    In memory of Marine Engineer Paul Miller who gave his life for his country 7-19-2010 Helmand Province, Afghanistan. Freedom is not free, it is paid for with blood.

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    Now all you have to do is deburr it.

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    Good job! It will take longer to deburr than to make.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Ennis
    Good job! It will take longer to deburr than to make.
    Does this mean then that we will be seeing one more picture of the finished device?
    John M...your (un)usual basement dweller

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    Dave, that is far to direct, first you need to make a welding table, then big welding clamps - probably need to make a tap to make the clamps and re scrape the lathe before making the tap so the tap is dead on, then weld up a frame for a vibrational tumbler, make the rest of the tumbler, buy an oscilloscope and learn electronics so you can make a PWM to drive the tumbler, then a washer to clean the medium then make that part if you by that point you can still remember what it was you set out to make
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    Superb, quite possibly the best use ever for a Vauxhall!

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