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#1 MSwiss

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 06:10 PM

You would have to be regular at the raceway to be fully impressed by the below.
 
I have some projects to tend to that require use of my table saws, which up until four days ago, was just not possible with the clutter in that area.
 
I also majorly upgraded the painting area for the Hardbody guys, including getting my big compressor moved and hooked up, to hopefully inspire them to do some air brushing.

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#2 Dave Stahl

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Posted 12 August 2019 - 08:33 PM

A job well done... Thanks, Mike... good job.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:14 AM

Nice job Mike!

 

I always thought you were storing bio-hazard waste back there behind that foil covered wall! :D


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 08:50 AM

Just curious. How many track owners encourage their patrons to use shop equipment to build cars? Could this be a factor

in why some tracks have small turnouts? Not everyone has the tools at home to build slot cars. It might help in keeping a

newbie interested if there are the people and tools to help them build.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:52 AM

On a similar note, build nights one a month or so, guided by the old guy who knows how to do it. Bring your parts or buy the parts for the nights lesson and use the shop provided tools. Thinking chassis/motor soldering here, or perhaps T-Jet chassis tuning. Wing body cutting/taping could be another..
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 10:57 AM

Maybe F class build or Flexi chassis build... Drag car build? These Kit nights could be a good way to build up a number of racers for whatever classes the shop decided to try and organize. Offer discount on parts or track time for those that are there and participating that night.
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Posted 13 August 2019 - 11:51 AM

Exceptional slot track manager.   Most guys want to build cars for customers for a couple hundred dollars.   Very few guys want to provide tools and expertise.


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Posted 13 August 2019 - 01:14 PM

Reminds me of when Don Berni @ Slots of Fun in Abbeville, SC bought a belt sander, drill press, tumbler and a few other things and put them in the back room for use by the racers.  Ah, the good ole days...

 

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