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Old 08-26-2012, 05:35 PM
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And I thought that I was a "craftsmen", this guy makes me look like a HACK.h

How about this boys and girls, we think we are hot poop because we will mount a rear end welding up some metal. This man has built this Harley Knuckle Head to EXACT tolerances in miniature. We are talking EVERY SINGLE nut and bolt, the grease fittings are exact miniatures!

Notice the quarter sitting there for scale.



The key you see in the tool box unlocks it!



Click on the photo to see the speedometer WORKING! EVERY SINGLE component in the speedometer was made to spec! I don't know about you but I have pulled apart full scale speedos and they have tiny pieces in them! This guy made miniature versions of these miniature parts!



He has 7 years and has put 8000 hours into it. And I thought I had passion, holy cow!

Brian

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I hate him!

Probably has more skill and talent in his pinky finger than I have in my whole body!
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that is just bad ***
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Must be a retired jeweler.
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It'll probably fire right up.
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I am glad I went back into the small engine hall yesterday with my wife and daughter or I would have missed this. He had a number of components in little cases on the table with a magnifying glass so you could look at them. We are talking little gears the size of a head of a pin!

He also had a microscope set up where you could see a gear being cut. We are talking a spiral bevel gear like a pinion gear on a rear axle.

Ok, I just was doing a google search to find a photo of one of these gears and I found the guys on a web site with many more photos. Check this out guys!

It may be a little humbling but it also is inspirational! Internet Craftsmanship museum (click here)
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I am glad I went back into the small engine hall yesterday with my wife and daughter or I would have missed this. He had a number of components in little cases on the table with a magnifying glass so you could look at them. We are talking little gears the size of a head of a pin!

He also had a microscope set up where you could see a gear being cut. We are talking a spiral bevel gear like a pinion gear on a rear axle.

Ok, I just was doing a google search to find a photo of one of these gears and I found the guys on a web site with many more photos. Check this out guys!

It may be a little humbling but it also is inspirational! Internet Craftsmanship museum (click here)
This has been around for a long time. I had a friend that did this mostly old machine shop guys trying to out do each other. I think they still have kits you can buy my friend build a 350 chevy motor kinda cool. I would go nuts try to work that small.
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modelers are a different breed of people with insatiable gift for detail.
his machine shop probably takes up lots of space
but his projects don't take up space like ours for those lingering years...
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I saw an old friend (from about 35 years ago) there at the show. He is in the plastic model hall every year. I was in there yesterday as he was boxing up his cars. He has 375 models! He had about 200 there at the show!

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I dont know about the tolerances being exact ,its not leaking any oil...
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Have you guys considered that maybe this fellow has only made one really big quarter?
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Have you guys considered that maybe this fellow has only made one really big quarter?
Good one John! I'd probably have more success going that route!
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Old 09-02-2012, 09:31 AM
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Have you guys considered that maybe this fellow has only made one really big quarter?
LOLOLOLOLOLOL, no John, I saw it with my own eyes, it is a standard sized quarter.

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Old 09-02-2012, 09:32 AM
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I dont know about the tolerances being exact ,its not leaking any oil...
LOLOLOLOLOLO, no really, LOLOLOLOLOL

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