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    The Wheel Of Fortune.

    I know the Orchestra is not ready until the Lady Harpist is seated and ready to perform the solo. But this is the result of many many hours of scrounging and adaptation. I went to many car wreckers etc they have experienced an unprecedented season where all old steering wheels suddenly became on the restricted list. Finally at a 4 wheel drive dingy ,delightful cave the owner arranged to locate and give me this wheel from his stash.

    This same guy turned from the bloke who refused to instal my towbar on the Mercedes simply because I got it for 120.00 like new from Melbourne and the identical ones trade at 900 big bones anywhere here. Never mind it is installed and I doubt he rememnbered me.

    I went back to collect it having said I would like to make him a pen,his answer no need. When I arrived to collect the wheel one of his employees in the darked office came out he could be a twin IMHO of the boss. He had a bewildered look on his face ,then we decided he had never seen me before. This after receiving the pen I made for the boss in braided fibreglass. We exchanged pleasantries me with my steering wheel and the wrong bloke with the pen.

    Now in these perilous times I have been scrounging ,milling on my supersize drill mill, a three step aluminium pulley and fourteen drilled and tapped and locktighted screws etc. work it is finished, will clean up in the morning. I removed the three spoke arms happily the return spring on the drill would shame many a crossbow with its tension spring.

    Typically I needed the unit that I had removed the spokes from a few times. It took me 1/2 an hour to remove them (thanks Locktite).

    The camera batteries in the dark were low so I had nothing in the image to focus so I guessed the aperture etc and view the pics.

    Now it is a past thing to have t6he final drilling come at the end of the downward pressure using mongrel spokes. They used to unwind in their sockets,to be truthful this drill has the sweetest longest throw anywhere so I can drill the longest of my drills without the need to extend the base.This was a wonderful time inbound at home toi enjoy designing and making a truly beaut mod for my drill press.

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    That's great. Well done.
    I have toyed with that idea for a long time.
    Got a steering wheel so now to do it.

    Phil

     
     
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    Time to take a "drive"...

     
     
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    Nicely done Peter,

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
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    Quote Originally Posted by Skil Phil View Post
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    Got a steering wheel so now to do it.
    Phil
    Bugger it is too big. Have to look for a smaller one.
    Phil

     
     
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    What brought mine forward was I kept stumbling apon a wheel for a Datsun 240z I would have preferred to the 260z car I had. I use that rego PW260 ever since. When I spent most of a day looking recently for the wheel it is safely hidden. Never mind the one I ended up with works just fine. Looking now at the pics my spare large circular fluros showed up in the pics our need now for tomorrow is to put one of them in the existing one flickers.,plus two balls of string under. Amazing what you miss when you store things above eye height.

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    Datuns they are a vehicles that I haven't seen for a long time.

    COOPER 01/08/1998-31/01/2012

     
     
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    Great idea, Well done, I think I will have a try at it.


     
     
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    This enormous son of a gun is taller than me at 6feet two inches and weighs the proverbial ton,answered an Garage sale add back a while,turned out the same guy had this drill in a corner. My mate and his sons are incredibly strong and followed me to ours,so heavy it stays just inside the outside end of my 20 metre long workshop. While I was there he pointed to the incredible micrometer adjusting vice and said do you want this. I was over the moon and it is so heavy I can just lift it,perfect for my purpose on the drill stand.

    Adjacent on the other side is my charging station and spare disability scooter. I put the full sized spare (Mercedes has one of those squinty spares under the 4 wheel drive. I use that to happily sit the Scooter battery on while I get my breath back carrying the battery pack to the charger.

    Yesterday my first visit with my GP on the phone,sure beats lining up like sparrows in the surgery waiting room with fainting, coffing mob especially now when in the big waiting area they only allow four people at a time. An additional bonus is just collecting scripts at a time convenient to us and the Doctor in the same huge Mall where we tend to shop. I count us ever so fortunate to never receiving a bill for our 64 yrs of marriage except for the odd specialist extras like Anaesthetists . No private insurance the last 25 yrs.

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