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Tinker Talk – August 2020: Fab Skills: Pop-Riveting

By Justin James The art of metal fabrication is most commonly associated with the welding trade. Welding is indeed a fabrication skill, and probably the most beneficial, but it is certainly not the only one. There are an abundance of different skills that make up the art of metal fabrication. It is possible to fabricate great things without welding. Pop-riveting ...

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Mad Hatter Performance: The Baddest Shop You’ve Never Heard Of

By Justin James With the current state of the world, it was hard to envision how the 2020 Blue Collar Build Off would turn out. It is difficult enough to build a bike in only thirty days under a budget constraint of only $1,500 without the world being shut down. Despite the added challenges brought on by Covid-19 this year, ...

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Tinker Talk – September 2019: Gimme a brake

By Justin James The moment a soccer mom all jacked up on wine and prescription meds whips into your lane is not the best time to test your brakes. A soft or spongy feel at the lever is a clear indication that your brakes will not react or grab at full power in a moment of need. Depending on the ...

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