Started another batch of hats. I can typically get one hat per fat quarter. Wash, iron, cut then start the construction process. Those steps will be in next post.
Picked this cute little Vise with rotating base up at a local auction recently.
North Bros. Mfr. Phili. Pa USA
I know nothing about North Bros/Yankee Tools but did find this catalog image with the same vise on the cover circa 1930s. Looks like an additional jaw was available – one more thing to obsess about.
The final frame prep is complete for Alex’s dirt jumper. Made the arbor in the shop to accommodate the cutters and the lathe made easy work of the process. This cutter is for a 44mm headset.
As I understand it Bicknell Manufacturing Company was incorporated as the Livingston Manufacturing Company. I only ever new them as Bicknell from my time in Rockland Maine.. More history here .. https://www. bicknellsupply. com
Inspired by some recent articles from Ukraine art community banding together to manufacture these ingenious devices to help fend off the Russian invasion. So simple in form and so effective. They have a look of defiance…
Used some 2pt steel Rule formed around some hardwood for cutting out hat pieces. 6 panel cycling cap, brim and brim insert dies working out pretty good so far.
Some recent goings on in the shop and in the craft room.
Dialed in the BenchMaster Mill and made a few practice pieces for Tig experiment. I am sure these will not look so good after the Tig experiment but looking forward to that just the same. These are 4130 straight gauge tubes 1- 1/8″ .035 wall notched at 90 degrees to to mate with 1-1/2″ .083 wall.