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Interesting boring tool mount

April 17, 2017 by jon | Comments Off on Interesting boring tool mount

I was making some truss fork dropouts and having some issues with the way the boring tool was mounted. I’d 17932651_1171010623027851_6972924480737771520_n(1)been using shims to get the right height but it was never very satisfactory so finally got round to making a tool mount. I can’t tell you how much better it was to use. The tool was much more stable and so much quicker to use, all for 20 minutes of making the post mount, result. Time spent making tools is time saved in the future. Lesson learnt, again!

Custom stainless pannier rack

March 1, 2015 by jon | Comments Off on Custom stainless pannier rack

Lisy needed a rack for her Mixte so it was a chance to make a stainless one. Got a new Ridgid tube bender, some 10mm tubing and 4mm plate and bobs your uncle. I’ve tried using cheaper tube benders before but this made the job much easier. Solid handles, with flat sides to easily lock in the vice. Angle marker made it much easier to get the angles close to that desired.

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May 12, 2014
by jon
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New Tools

Most important tool in the workshop primed and ready for action. As soon as that’s finished, i’ll move on to finishing frame number one to get it ready for the powder coaters:-)

April 25, 2014
by jon
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First forks

I wanted some forks to go with the first frame so made a jig and went for some straight bladed jobs (to save having to bend them – well it was the first set!).  

April 15, 2014
by jon
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Frame jig

Having checked out the price of commercially available jigs I decided to build my own to help with trying to get things straight. RS components stock these aluminium sections. I made the attachments to hold the bottom bracket, seat tube … Continue reading