CNC laser boxes

CNC Laser Boxes

A logical extension of your CNC repertoire is laser cutting and engraving. My Sienci CNC has a 7 Watt diode option which you can read about here. Why would you use a laser? For me the answer was obvious; because it existed… Capabilities of a Diode Laser There isn’t a “one size fits all” laser […]

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Lots of Dirt on This Heinkel

The Worst Restoration Task?

What do you think of when you hear the word “Restoration” applied to a vehicle project? Your answer may be different than mine, and that’s probably why some auction sites prohibit the use of the word. For me “restore” means complete disassembly, repair, component renovation/replacement, reinstallation and testing. What’s the worst restoration job? Cleaning! It […]

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A most unusual Heinkel turn signal

Initial Assessment

Buying a scooter sight unseen means you get surprises. Pictures are good but don’t always make you aware of what you’re getting into, even when they show you obvious issues or things you should be really happy about. That’s the case with this Heinkel. The goal of the initial assessment is to highlight problem areas […]

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Heinkel EV Parking Brake Holder

Emergency Brake Improvement

I installed a disk brake on the rear wheel as an emergency and parking brake. Because it’s hydraulic I couldn’t use the original Heinkel ratcheting lever, so I installed a motorcycle lever style activator. This presented another problem; how to keep the brake engaged while parking. Here’s the solution: Here it is in place: And […]

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1962 Heinkel 103 A2

1962 Heinkel 103-A2

I found this scooter on eBay, a guy in New York wanted to sell and said he would include delivery as part of the sale. How great is that? Delivery day also happened to be shopping day, but the seller said he wouldn’t be there until the afternoon so we felt fine leaving the kids […]

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