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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2013 7:46 pm 
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A paperweight

A lightweight paper weight.

I would guess things like bottle mounts are the favorite.

I made wet lay up parts ~25 years ago.
Love to know how you get on, my big problem was
always pinholes.
A bonnet is actually pretty simple.
I made some stuff in molds, which obviously meant making a mold and even meant making a thing to take the mold off. A mate made a glassfibre bonnet, he had never touched glass[carbon/epoxy is nicer to work with than polyester/glassfibre] it was better than a bought in bonnet and it took him a couple of Friday afternoons. I made mudguards, took me longer to alter an oem item and take mold off it than it took my mate to make his dodge bonnet.
I made several things like one off huggers over/inside oem parts, quite quick to make.
I also made stuff over foam, I made petrol tanks like that. When it's finished pour petrol/thinners in and it melts the foam. I also left the foam in some items for strength, I made seat unit including subframe and it was made on a foam blank, I left the foam in it.

Only instruction I got was phoning Martin at the SPS tech dept and asking how do you? I could have done with some lessons;-)


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 10:52 am 
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Some full length carbon mudguards would be cool.


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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 3:03 pm 
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Might be a bit optimisic but how about a one-piece carbon fibre seatpost and seat for the BMX or Trials riders. BMX racers and kids down the skatepark would eat that up.


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a coffee mug

yes the best suggetion ever :D


How about a CF tea-tray to accompany it? Might draw the line at some biscuits to go with the coffee though, I suspect the Peek Freans Vectran Assortment might make for painful eating....

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 11:28 pm 
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see if you can improve on this (I restrained from commenting)

http://weightweenies.starbike.com/forum ... 1&t=111990


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:58 am 
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Spoke protector, for people who like them but hate the plastic originals?

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=241347


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 5:20 pm 
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Plenty more inspiration here - http://store.carbonfibergear.com/

If I were doing the course I'd be making a coffee mug or a toilet seat 8)


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 9:29 pm 
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Ive looked at designing a table
I envision a flat sheet where long rectangular pieces at the corners
I can see it would be very difficult to make in a single piece so thought that if i was to do the legs first,rolled into a tube till the resin sets then removing the former from their centres.
As that leaves a square flat sheet[or sheets rather] with tubes at the corners.Next i thought to set the main flat but it could be tricky to have it set in such a manner as to keep the legs and top perfectly square
Im qualified as a furniture designer,usually its metal,plastic or wood that i can work with,but i seriously like the idea of CF.I think its a material that hasnt been fully recognized for that industry :?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:21 pm 
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a carbon desk lamp
a clock housing (fit your own clock into it( an oldskool grandfather clock would be cool )
a funky shaped candle holder( for display purposes)
small dash for a track car

can you make parts to sell in your spare time ?


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 01, 2013 11:41 pm 
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it has to be a spice rack.....

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