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Old 11-06-2008, 10:37 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Old 11-06-2008, 12:29 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Old 11-06-2008, 03:10 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:20 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Old 11-07-2008, 02:19 AM   #15 (permalink)
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great! ...another project to follow. can't wait to see more.

Ben-what type of work do you do?
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:25 AM   #16 (permalink)
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I work in video, so I do have a decent camera, lights, and microphone.

This is still pretty slapped-together, but better than the first couple Electro-Metro videos I made.

It's nice to have somebody else to videotape instead of turning the camera on myself.
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Old 11-09-2008, 05:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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You know if somebody wants to get their hands on this type of project the bolting of the motor to the transmission is what most likely stops them. But since you gys tackle the hard parts first I could see a lot more people doing this.
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Old 11-09-2008, 09:50 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Wow - this is flying right along.

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Old 11-09-2008, 10:28 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Switched them over. #5 isn't on MetaCafe yet.
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Old 11-10-2008, 01:10 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Awesome. Completely, Totally, awesome. Maybe I shouldn't put this idea in your head, but these videos are worth paying for. Thanks so much for sharing so freely.

I like how you show your Tim 'the tool man' Taylor moment with the hole saw.

I like how you're eliminating the machine shop expense with the adapter plate construction.

Tom's welding ability is way better than Darin's.

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