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I'm looking for laser printing services in the Tulsa area. Can anyone point me to someone that can cut something for me?

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I was hoping that there might be someone on the board that knew someone that could do it. The place you Google wants too much $$$ to do it.

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What exactly are you trying to do?
Someone here might be able to fabricate and ship ... and at the very least we're interested in projects!

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What exactly are you trying to do?
Someone here might be able to fabricate and ship ... and at the very least we're interested in projects!
Making a dash from knifemakers plans. I've already made a rough prototype out of plywood.



It has a voltmeter, a USB charging port to keep my phone powered on rides and a switch to turn them both off when not needed. All parts purchased from Amazon.

The idea is to be able to walk up to the bike, flip the switch and see the charge on the battery.

Would like to make it out of aluminum plate but am short on skills for metal work.

I've designed it in solidworks if anyone wants the file.

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how about fiberglass?

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Best bet would be fiber glass because metal is expensive unless you already have the metal you want to use.



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Making a dash from knifemakers plans. I've already made a rough prototype out of plywood.



It has a voltmeter, a USB charging port to keep my phone powered on rides and a switch to turn them both off when not needed. All parts purchased from Amazon.

The idea is to be able to walk up to the bike, flip the switch and see the charge on the battery.

Would like to make it out of aluminum plate but am short on skills for metal work.

I've designed it in solidworks if anyone wants the file.

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You designed it in "solidworks"? I believe the plans are readily available here on this forum with all the measurements and other necessary information needed. All you would have to do is delete any mounting holes you don't want and print it out. Stop at any Home Depot or Lowe's and they should have aluminum of the proper gauge. Take the modified plans and stock material to a metal shop and they should be able to turn that out in short order and at a decent price. Using wood for something such as this is not a very good choice as it will splinter and chip without the use of the proper tools as the picture seems to prove. Good luck with your project.

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Nice adaptation of Knifemaker's design.
Can you post up the file? I'd be interested in taking a look.
What gauge aluminum were you thinking?

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Just go to one of Knifemaker's many postings and click on his Flicker photos. This thread has a posting from him as the first response (#2) after the initial post. There is a listing for the dash and one of the eleven photos is a diagram/blue print with all the measurements needed to make the unit. You can modify his plan or do an exact copy. It is there for anyone to look at. The wooden one does not seem to be too symmetrical plus the unit that Knifemaker has developed has been proven to be an excellent fit for the VN 750 over time by numerous members. JMHO in trying to save people from having to possibly make more than one unit due to a poor fit or measurement.

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