Category Archives: make

stuff from the workshop, D!F, etc…

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kettenBlade

Some time ago I needed a new chainwheel for my bike. So, why not make one myself? And style it, so it fits to the disk brake disks? Yepp, easy task. Simply CAD it and send it over to your local waterjet-mailorder. By today I have two of these knives on my bike.

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wooden bike parts

A sweet ride for town I customized this bike for town, since my old one broke down. Cheap parts are no good for something that needs to be reliable, so I only used heavy (and shiny!) steel parts. Only an easy-to-mantain front break, no further wires please. There is a SRAM Automatix (back pedalling break) hub built into the back wheel, but without the sticker hardly anybody will notice my 2 gears. Perfect for town, trust me. The wooden parts were custom made at the DINGFABRIK Cologe. Plain wood plus epoxy. If you are using enough sawdust/epoxy between the two layers of the mudguards, they turn out to be extremely … Continue reading

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lazer paddle

Some time ago, we had a laser cutter on a visit at the DINGFABRIK. What a sweet tool! (luckily, we’ll soon have our own Lazzer at the D!F) That time around I built my first single blade paddle. Thanks to the laser, I was able to create a nice pattern, which is based on the fibonacchi numbers. That’s why the look is somewhat balanced and has this ‘natural aesthetic’ to it. The paddle was my first shot though, and I have a few ideas in my head how to make the next one much better. Still, it has quite some force when you use it on the water. Not bad … Continue reading