Fork Progress

After some more practice notching, brazing and cleanup work I put together another fork as the start of my next frame set.  Thanks to Dave Bohm for the past critique on my earlier fork attempts.  Big take away from his comments – work on the bend and make it more uniform and less “dog leg”.  I think I got that much better this time and happy with the bender.  Used more FLUX per Dave’s comments as well!

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Jig from my Nephew Luke! Thanks Luke!
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Finished (mostly) fork!
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Finished (mostly) fork!
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Finished (mostly) fork!
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Home made Fork Bending Mandrel – Tight radius as you can see.

Machine Shop taking Shape

Started cleaning up the shop and organizing it around the two recent milling machines that I found over the summer.  Next steps, get vise situated on stand and fine a lathe sometime soon.  Will start next frame soon enough as well.

First tube notch on mill

After some light cleanup to the notch (1 inch tube to 1 1/8 inch tube at 90 degrees) it came together real good.  Next steps to cut more notches and create a bunch of pieces to practice my brazing.  Also, need to cut at angles.  More to come…