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Re: [T3] My (redesigned) pulley lock.

On Thu, 2006-03-02 at 11:27, Toby Erkson wrote:
> I originally found a local place that specialized in aluminum but after a year
> of them constantly putting of the design work I decided to work this project on
> my own.  The price list that comes w/the software showed aluminum to be almost 5
> times more expensive than steel.  Also, using wire EDM was necessary for cutting
> the tight and accurate curves for the teeth.  I designed it to be
> professional-grade and tough -- quality.  I hate cheap tools!!!!!!!!!!!!
> I'm a computer programmer, not a mechanical engineer nor machinist (I just play
> one in my garage ;-)  I wish I had the education!  I also don't have easy access
> to a shop so I have to get by with what I can find and emachineshop is the only
> place willing to do one-offs, as well as batch jobs, for joe-shmoes like me.
> Plus the free CAD software used to allow one to design their own stuff is very
> cool for me!  Yes, there are definitely much better applications out there but
> for what this does, I'm not complaining!  Like computer programming, I'm sure
> there is more than one way to make this tool.

Well, the advantages of down sizing in a big corperation. Guess what was
unloaded into our tool room from a plant that closed ??
A CNC mill, a CNC lathe, and an EDM. And the tool room supervisor is
familiar with VW's and might be willing to help on "little" projects. 
They are not in place and hooked up yet, but we are getting there.

Russ Wolfe
'71 FB AT
'66 FB MT
'64 T34 (not running)
'65 T1 (not running)
'05 KIA Sorento SUV

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