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    Moose Tracks.....Panther Build
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    It officially starts today with picking up tubing. *

    Desert Karts Panther. Kawi 600.

    Looking forward to the road ahead, I've been soaking up info from this site for a while, it's a gold mine, you guys are great.

    I look forward to your suggestions, comments, no matter how brutal, that's the absolute best way to learn.

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    Here are some more. Moose and I are diving in. This weekend was spent setting up shop and tools. *Bender, notcher, and welder are ready to go. *I am anxious to test out the notching setup using the horizontal output on the mill. *Will be buying a 1-1/4 roughing mill soon.






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    If you have a mill - go with bi-metal hole saws instead of an endmill. *The endmills tend to snag the edge of the tubing and bend it. *Run the hole saw slowly - 250 rpm or less and use the spindle feed to cut. *Works wonderfully.
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    thanks for the advice. *I am also finding that used motor oil makes a great lube for hole saws.
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    Cool - looks like a good way to get the job done. *I've not seen a setup like that one before.

    Guano - that's one of the more interesting names on the board. *From now on you shall be known as BP! - Bat Poo! - just messing w/ya.

    Welcome to the board - both you and Moose.
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    Is that a horizontal mill? I was offered to buy one this summer, but don't know how to use it.
    Proud owner of a two seat pucker-mobile. Funco inspired mini buggy powered by a Busa. Giving out free rides to anyone brave enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by plkracer\";p=\"47627
    Is that a horizontal mill? I was offered to buy one this summer, but don't know how to use it.
    yes. This mill is 60 years old. It has both horizontal and vertical spindles,each with its own motor and belt train.
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    Hey looks like my setup!!
    except im using a horizontal mill .........lol

    Them old mills bring back memories of when i first started the trade *
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    Everything looks good so far! I like your picture dad! mini-me is always a good choice. I cant wait to see the progress!
    <----i thought that was funny
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    Cool mill, alot of that older equipment is great stuff back then is when they built tough stuff. 60 years and it is probably still going strong. The mine that I work at has lots of that old stuff that is still in use. Keep us posted on your progress.
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