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Topic: Kick Spindle Construction- Advice?  (Read 1903 times)
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« on: May 08, 2015 06:22:15 AM »

I'm tackling the building of a kick spindle this weekend, and I was hoping someone would have words of wisdom to impart. I'm using a training wheel from a child's bike for the "kicking" part, as I don't have a lot of faith in my ability to cut a decently round circle with the limited tools available. I found a picture on Flickr something like what I have in mind:



I'm wondering about the bit on the right-hand end. It looks like there's a skateboard bearing in there to make for smooth rotation. Do you think that's really necessary, or could I get away with a half-round metal cap on the spindle itself seated in a dish washer on the stand?

Thanks for your help!
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« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2015 10:02:07 AM »

I hope someone can help you!  and do share the finished product, I'd love to see it!
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