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Step 3: Skates

The first thing we had to do was get two pairs of skates and cut off their blades. Getting the skates was fairly simple especially in the winter, just ask around for old skates from your neighbors and they are more than willing to give them to you probably. Although they tend to get confused when they ask what your doing with them, and you tell them your welding them to a jet engine...

One of the hardest things we had to do for this whole project was to get the damn blades off the actual skate.. Now cutting and grinding off the blade on the old skate was a piece of cake, but on the newer skate it was practically fused to the base of the boot with plastic.. We ended up having to basically melt that plastic and pry it out, making sure not to bend the blade.
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