Babylon, Long Island Build

New Home Forum LowRider Your Builds – LowRider Babylon, Long Island Build

This topic contains 4 replies, has 4 voices, and was last updated by  James 5 days, 6 hours ago.

Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)
  • Author
    Posts
  • #119977

    James
    Participant

    It really doesn’t get better than this. My only objection is that there aren’t enough hours of the day to be riding the Lowrider.

    This whole project worked out perfectly as we were moving out of Brooklyn and had a Brooklyn amount of furniture. The Lowrider is the studio assistant I never had.

    I’ve been using Fusion 360 on an Apple iMac. I couldn’t get the gcode to work (didn’t go that deep in the weeds), so have been using Estlcam.

    I like the process of reviewing everything in Estlcam because there are often little design tweaks and egregious mistakes I need to remedy.

    I found the kit wires were not quite long enough for the 8 X 4 build so got the newer extensions.

    I had trouble with drift on the y-axis but that was remedied with wood rails/barriers. My garage can get a little humid which will effect the rigidity of the mdf flat parts…The barriers fixed that.

    Used pool piping for hose, and a combination of shock cord, rope, and pulley blocks for cable management sailing style.

    special thanks to @droesch for supplying the flat parts.

    • This topic was modified 1 week, 6 days ago by  James.
    2 users thanked author for this post.
    #120008

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    It really doesn’t get better than this. My only objection is that there aren’t enough hours of the day to be riding the Lowrider.

    High five!

    Those are some gorgeous projects, seriously, I am impressed. Welcome to the crew.

     

    I found the kit wires were not quite long enough for the 8 X 4 build so got the newer extensions.

    Shoot they are a tight fit but should have worked. apologies.

    Thanks Dan, for helping,from me as well!

     

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #120216

    Coinbird
    Participant

    Thanks for sharing your cool projects! I like your “flying trapeze” cable/vac hose management 🙂 With my heavy vac hose, I feel like I’m moving around more mass than I need to be, so might end up with something similar.

    1 user thanked author for this post.
    #120583

    lptech
    Participant

    Awesome James !

    Any chance you could share a .dxf ?

    #121232

    James
    Participant

    Happy to share as long as it’s for personal use…

    email me at [email protected]

    1. lmk which plans you want.

    2. Exact plywood thickness (for table joints important!).

    3. And for table or lamp, height.

    j

     

    1 user thanked author for this post.
Viewing 5 posts - 1 through 5 (of 5 total)

You must be logged in to reply to this topic.