Hope ya’ll like the new name.
Here’s where I’m at today. Since I have all but ruled out aluminum as a
Material. I’m left with some low cost options like EMT ( electrical metallic tubing )
and steel thin wall square stock.
Also the amount (100 pcs) of 1/4-20 x 2-1/4 bolts and nuts for the project adds to the weight.
That leaves rivets, welding, and brazing as my joinery techniques. I have seen some trikes made
with pop rivets too. My flux core welder was ripped off some years ago. Brazing just might fit the bill.
I have some experience with brazing, also some of the equipment is still around.
I also have been experimenting with H-H-O and have some good results to making the gas.
Lets have a look see at some promising Youtube videos.
DIY H-H-O Torch Proof of concept:
And make Your own H-H-O torch from home depot.
EMT is galvanized and must be treated with muratic acid at the areas to be welded or brazed.
DO THIS IN A WELL VENTILATED AREAS, taking appropriate safety precautions.
My standard disclaimer applies as always. You are the first in line when it comes to your own safety.
It’s not my fault if you kill maim or otherwise injure yourself or others. Seek qualified help before
attempting or working with unfamiliar materials. Don’t even try to sue me if you do succeed in hurting
yourself or others. Mainly because I am way broke…No money….NADA!
Now where was I?
There is many ways to make sufficient gas and channel it through a bubbler ( first safety ).
and Lastly use a spark arrestor. Trust me, It can go BAD-DA-BOOM!
Watch this guy ( @ 0.58 )….Heh Heh Heh…..Holy Sheep $hit Batman!!!
Use an air stone from fish tanks as spark arrestor. Nice hobby set up.
I’ll see what my set up is capable of. Brazing, I’m pretty sure of.
But I’m looking a nickle welding rods too. I’ll keep ya posted on how it turns out.
Now I need a good simple DIY tubing notcher.
Even if You try the pop rivet assembly, my design will make use of a tubing notch.
The only difference would be adding strategic gussets through out.
Another thought, It may be able to use pan head screws as used in steel frame construction
instead of rivets. Maybe.
This truss design is way strong, but flexible…As of right now,
I’m only using the steering module of the original concept.
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