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Left school at 14 and took on a 6-year apprenticeship for radio and electronics, It was vacuum tubes then), the last 2 actually working for the Technical college I was studying at. Moved on the aircraft electronics specifically for throttle control systems. Worked on the Vulcan bomber and the Concord (during its development). Moved to Canada and worked for a company manufacturing process control systems, specifically the pulp and paper industry and traveled to many countries with their sys... Read More »

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  • 3wheels commented on seamster's instructable Impossible Nail in Wooden Block11 months ago
    Impossible Nail in Wooden Block

    Nicely done, but yes, I guessed what the solution was before reading. I'm glad to see you using clamps on your drill press. Many people cant be bothered and that's a good route for an accident. Before gluing the parts together, varnish the inside of the holes and let it dry. By doing this, if any glue seeps into the area around the nails, it will not stain the wood and it will be easier to clean.

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  • 3wheels commented on Radioactive_Legos's instructable 48V Electric Flat Tracker1 year ago
    48V Electric Flat Tracker

    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I think I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades long motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern from your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists on the road, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective mark...

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    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I think I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades long motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern from your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists on the road, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective markers on the back because automobile drivers often don't notice the small outline of a motorcyclist and even if they do, they sometimes don't give them the space they should.As far as your build goes... WELL DONE.

    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I fell I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern fro your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective markers on the back b...

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    This is a very nice build and certainly has the appearance of "early days motorcycles".I'm not sure that the disc brakes are really sturdy enough for a machine that can do 50MPH (80 Km) and I fell I would want something 'beefier' to handle the heat generated when braking from high speed. However, as a many decades motorcyclist, the point that gives me the most concern fro your video (and I've observed it with may motorcyclists, is the lack of safety clothing. Even at lower speeds, when the rider parts company with his/her machine, elbows and knees can get ground down to the bone in seconds and the feet can get shattered very easily.Always wear full protective clothing and boots when riding, even for a short test run. The jacket needs highly reflective markers on the back because automobile drivers often don't notice the small outline of a motorcyclist and even if they do, they sometimes don't give them the space they should.As far as your build goes... WELL DONE.

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  • 3wheels commented on good_apollo's instructable Railroad Spike Bottle Opener 1 year ago
    Railroad Spike Bottle Opener

    ... And I love hard cider

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  • 3wheels commented on good_apollo's instructable Railroad Spike Bottle Opener 1 year ago
    Railroad Spike Bottle Opener

    Although most beer bottles are twist-off now, since I have a couple of dozen old railroad spikes, I might make a couple of these. Nice Job

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