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Author Topic: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing  (Read 42154 times)

Offline CrabsAndCylinders

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #200 on: May 29, 2018, 11:54:04 »
Gonna be a shame to upholster that piece of art.

Yes, I agree, that is too nice to cover up, don't you have some kind of heavy underwear that you could wear instead?
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #201 on: May 29, 2018, 12:16:54 »
Or eat more Dominos?
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #202 on: May 29, 2018, 20:16:12 »
Yea it looks fantastic. Even better with a bit of lacquer on i think. Hopefully the underside can be seen.

Yep, the plan is the underside will be able to be seen (with the mandatory thousand coats of spar varnish)... though only subtly really. This seat was actually where the whole of the idea for the bike began, I liked the idea of having some really nice pieces that are only visible if you look hard enough, dunno, something about that tickled my fancy... that said:

Just put some pad for each cheek and leave wood showing.

I do quite like this idea. Not sure how it'd work structurally though, as I was planning the have the steel seat pan taking most of the load and the timber being a cover piece on the underside to hide all the bits and pieces of the upholstering. I'll think about that though, I do quite like that idea...

don't you have some kind of heavy underwear that you could wear instead?

Heh, that was what my wife suggested...

Or eat more Dominos?

That is what my wife definitely didn't suggest...
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #203 on: Jun 11, 2018, 20:30:29 »
Seat's almost there, just needs some upholstering. Might sculpt some of the timber a bit more once I get the upholstery on there, but I'll wait and see how it looks. Oh, and I'll swap out the clear tail light for a red one I think, the clear looks a bit odd to me.








CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #204 on: Jun 11, 2018, 23:23:36 »
Looks great!  Pad it well to keep those nuts away from your nuts. :)
« Last Edit: Jun 14, 2018, 02:03:47 by CrabsAndCylinders »
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #205 on: Jun 12, 2018, 08:36:34 »
Maybe you could have pocketed the wood under the pan and welded the bolts under the pan, and 4 is excessive just to hold pad and leather to the wood. Looks awesome though, glad you left the wood grain to show on the sides.

Edit: just looked closer and the bolts hold seat to bike and springs, double as pan attachment.
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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #206 on: Jun 12, 2018, 09:14:39 »
Your craftsmanship is inspiring. Bravo. How does the seat rest on the springs? Just some washers? or is there some more surface area like a bar that spans the 2 springs? Are you worried the stress of the springs focusing on small pressure points might split the wood?


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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #207 on: Jun 13, 2018, 23:32:27 »
Edit: just looked closer and the bolts hold seat to bike and springs, double as pan attachment.

Yup, 2 bolts for the pivot bar and 2 for the springs. They'll also sandwich the edges of the leather between the steel and the timber.

Your craftsmanship is inspiring. Bravo. How does the seat rest on the springs? Just some washers? or is there some more surface area like a bar that spans the 2 springs? Are you worried the stress of the springs focusing on small pressure points might split the wood?

Thanks mate! And good points there too. Currently the springs sit on thick rubber washers, which I assume will be sufficient, but I might have to double-check that...
CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #208 on: Jun 29, 2018, 04:41:22 »
So finally got the upholstery done, in a nice Kangaroo leather... Bloody nightmare it was though... The wife and I ended up spending a good 12 hours last weekend going hard at it, but it resulted in a happy ending... ;) We did it, and re did it, and re did it, about 5 times in the end I think, trying to get everything just right, trying get the right feel for how much foam, and what density, and getting the bastard leather to work the way I wanted, but we got there in the end. So now it's varnishing the timber time and hunting down some nice buttons to finish it off.














CB350 Steampunk(ish) Frankenstein Cafe Thing called Isabel:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=33668.0

CB750 Steampunk(ish) Thing called Douglas:
http://www.dotheton.com/forum/index.php?topic=59611.0

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Re: Take 2: CB750K2 Steampunk(ish) Bobber Thing
« Reply #209 on: Jun 29, 2018, 04:50:00 »
Damn that was worth the effort mate.
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