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Discussion in 'Redmeadow Knives & T.Knotts Knives' started by Redmeadow Knives, Dec 23, 2018.
Round two on our deer hide lining. Everything is about sequence. Note to self, certain stitching has to be done before the lining is glued!
@SpyderPhreak I need engineering assistance and I know you are skilled here. Is it best to max out the weight on these? We're at 2.1 oz.
It's derby time!
Deerskin lining is in on both sides. Welt and wedges next.
Hopefully I'm not too late in answering. In our testing, yes, the heaviest you can make them, the better. We usually drill out hollows in the bottom of the car and put various sizes of lead fishing weights into the cavity, then back fill it with epoxy. Start out too heavy, then you can slowly and carefully use a small drill to remove weight by drilling a small hole through the epoxy.
However, and probably more important, you need to reduce the friction on the wheels as much as possible (else the weight doesn't matter as much). We usually chuck the axles into a dremel and polish them until they shine, usually finishing them with Flitz. Hopefully you get to use the brass shims that fit between the body and the wheels. If so, we polish the side facing the wheel, but not the body. This seems to keep the wheel spinning against the polished surface and prevents the brass part from rotating since there's so much more friction between it and the body. Finally, if lubrication is allowed, we use a tiny bit of some very light PTFE oil (RemOil) and powdered graphite inside the wheels. We've gotten 1st - 3rd with every one we've built (I think about 8 between the 3 kiddos so far).
That's looking pretty dern noice!!!
I just saw this on the interwebs. Thought it was interesting.
Now for a frog
As Fred would say,
^^^Yeah, this! Hoooeeee!
That, is a work of art.
You did a very nice job on that sheath.
Be still my heart... ❤️
If I can get this Frog jumpin we'll be in good shape. Doing some mockups with some butcher paper now.
Can't wait to see what you come up with!
ETA - BTW, what's the background in the past few pics? A big piece of paper stone? Nicely-finished concrete?
A very high end, top of the line, imported, 18" block of.....
Vinyl flooring, on sale at Home Depot for $1.99 sitting in the shop windowsill
Which is also what I cover my workbench with as shown here...
It's pretty resistant to most things...except acetone!
I knew you used some vinyl tiles, but that looked a bt different.
Conversation between me and my 5 yr old girl:
Me: What kind of Derby car should we make?
Her: A pink one with flowers and a snake...
Spoiler: (whispers to himself... Oh we gots this sh*t babygirl)