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    Oh no ... not again ... Street Fox fail

    If it were me, I'd add another piece of box section thus:
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    Others bikes throughout the world•DIY Freakshow

    OK Mr. Graucho, I forgive you for taking a holiday. Good to have 'em back (y)🆒
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    110v welder

    Agree, it's much the same. You can go real thin with OA, but joint design is more important to give strength. Both hands are in use, same as TIG. Then there's fillet brazing, which I quess is another art/skill in itself. A benefit TIG would have over OA is the heat is more localised. Anyways...
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    110v welder

    A big advantage of TIG is you have full control of the weld - dry pass can be done to tidy things up if needed, and thin gauge wall is no problem. Cost and learning curve may be prohibitive for some, which is a shame.
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    Any down side to using 1" tube?

    Thanks. This was my mk2 trike, if I ever do a mk3 I might choose round tube for a real challenge, and yes, it's nice not having to paint :)
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    Any down side to using 1" tube?

    Thanks for the mention Danny. Here's a couple of pics of my trike during build: As stated, 2"x1" stainless was used for the main sections, wall of sub 1mm. Reason I chose rectangular section was most loading is vertically. Additional struts added below seat area where most load applied, and...
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    Mulin' Some H2O!

    Great looking machine, and nice colour - them dandelions won't see you coming
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    As Popeye Said........ "I can't standz no more"

    Sounds like a nice and much needed project there Danny. Built a steel shed at my mum's not so long ago. Came delivered in a huge (and heavy) flatpack for assembly. Not the same as yours I know, and a bit smaller. Wanted something that was low maintenance once put up, so hopefully it fits the...
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    Time flies when you are high!

    could use one of them to keep the feral dogs at a safe distance
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    The "Covinator" - a Physical Distancing Enforcement Device (P-DED).

    Sounds like a little more refinement needed for domestic use. Reckon with you and NorthernWolf on the case, should be a winner ;)
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    Ain't worth the risk....

    Have just learned of a friend back in Reading who has died of Covid-19. He had underlying health issues, but no one expected this. Brings it all a bit too close for comfort. Stay safe folks.
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    Ain't worth the risk....

    Nice one Brad - gets the message home. Do you think the orange skinned fella next door will pay any heed? (n)
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