I bet that's what I used. I was 16 years old so I think it was a cost/availability issue that I just didn't understand or care to learn at the time. Maybe I'll take a crack at it again. And those are fantastic shots of all of the "sisters"Shortround said:You just can’t use polyester resin with carbon. Well you can, but the working time is so short. Sounds like you used polyester or even vinyl ester epoxy. To much shrinkage, which is never a good thing. That stuff is made for boats. A couple of extra lbs doesn’t matter on a 1000 lb hull. Which is why they use gel coat and a ton of resin to keep if from distorting. And stay away from surfboard resin. Most is non-blushing which translates to Pain-In-The-Ass.
Fantastic work! Time frame is not at all unreasonable. I really like the overall style and finish. Sure miss my '73 Yammie... (my mom sold it for peanuts while I was in boot camp)Rat_ranger said:Feb 2017-Aug 2018. Thats fast progress for me.
I'd sure love to see photos and read a write-up on THAT project!Rat_ranger said:I did it myself. It needed new rods, so I took it apart, reassembled, trued, and had a coworker tig it for me. The cam I rephased myself as well. I did it for the sound and to see if I could.
Ah the joys of a smaller shop. The last place I worked at there was no heat in the winter and no fans in the summer. But I got to learn how to program, set up and run a dual spindle live tool lathe. Most of the parts for my bike were made on an old Induma mill and a 1940s Atlas lathe. Only parts I cheated and used the CNC on were the cam and velocity stacks. Things worked out well for me as I had wanted a mill and lathe for years, and when it was time to leave the army I went straight into school for machining. I'm lucky in that one thing I really wanted to learn pays the bills and is still fun.grandpaul said:To me, that's VERY interesting.
I like to see the whirly bits chucked up in the lathe/mill, being sliced and diced. I came very late to the game when a new-found friend who is a custom knifemaker opened his shop to me. He also builds amazing custom belt grinders, and has a selection of 5 different models that each do a very specific job, 2 of which are extremely adjustable. Add to that a large lathe that can accommodate rifle barrel building, no less than 3 full-size mills including an antique Bridgeport, two band saws, and both mig & tig welders, and it's a like a slice of heaven. (oh, yes, excellent lighting AND air conditioning)...