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    Default still at it.

    Almost a New Year, we sure do hope all enjoy it safely.

    Holidays have taken up some of my time, but here and there I have kept at finishing this brake stay.

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    The 1500 grit paper seems to take longer than the 1000 grit, so I think I am looking at a few more days of it for sure.

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    I did not get to work out the dimples all the way. I will save all the little in-perfections for another time.

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    I did not clean them out a bunch so they showed up in the pictures. They may not be noticed much at all once all is finished, cleaned, and polished out.....okay that is what I hope for now at this point. My body has been letting me feel my age and lack of total exercise....my shoulder joints do feel all this work, LOL

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    That looks great you have more patience than I'll ever have. I don't know if anyone would notice those marks. But of course you know they're there and we all know how that goes. We have oil and chip roads here. When they do them in spring time, they throw so many stones up I actually stop at the end of my street to empty my shoes out. They would probably add enough patina to that so you wouldn't even notice that. Keep up the fine work.

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    I will 2nd sidecarbill regarding super finishes, The 2 small blemishes would not bother me either. Now the machinist should have known to pad the jaws if the part is used where is can be seen. The other side of the coin, is, if the part gets loose in the vice when working the part, you ruin the part, and most likely wreck the tool in the spindle, now everybody gets ugly.....welcome to the machining business!

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    Not all of mine is perfect either.

    I did do pretty good with the pits.....used power tools for the rough in.

    The hand sanding part did not get fully well done on some parts. Some are shiny scratches, some are near perfect, a couple never did get fully polished at all.

    Dont worry about it.......it will all work out in the end.

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    Life interrupted my work, should be able to get back to the trike soon. All has just kept me away from it all, but I am getting things back, so soon I hope to show off my work.

    Be safe, ride safer.

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    I did get my fork bars back from the shop and my rockers. I have a bit of finish work to do on each piece, but that is coming along too. Again I have had very limited time for the trike this month, but I do hope to get more done next month.

    A New Year, wow it is starting off very cold, but a New Year for new dreams and better things to happen.

    Be safe, ride even safer.

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    I feel your pain. In my opinion the marks will be noticed only by you.

    The bracket looks good, btw. Much better than what I did.

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    Thank you, I am just trying to get done what I would like on the trike, maybe putting to much into it, but it is what I enjoy spending my time on.

    Okay have some things back and been working on the rocker's, finishing work. Some pics of how it may all look.

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    another look, it is almost in position right now just on look see

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    Now to finish sanding and buffing the rockers out and the down bars need some buffing still.

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    I know you have some parts to go but ,nice clean looking front end! looks like a custom, done by a pro!

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    Like always, I have a few things I would like to be done different, minnor stuff that should be done for proper function of the suspension.

    The water jet cutting of the rockers is clean looking, still need to do the edge finish work, but it was worth 60 dollars to have them cut out for me. It took me days to cut out the brake stay and I did not want to do the thick rocker material.

    The bug has bitten me again, my days are never long enough for me, but we do need to eat, sleep, and enjoy the family time. It is just a cold cold winter over here and I do not move well in the cold and all moves slower is seems, LOL

    Be safe, ride even safer.

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