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!
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.
Still learning the nuances of the mill and the jig but coming along well. Got centering with edge finder working. RPM slow on the mill so edge finder a little tricky but worked well enough.
Some pics of her in the shop. Cleaned a few small areas on the table and ways to get a feel for what I am in for….not bad at all.
Out of the shed and all loaded up. Got it back to the shop without a hiccup. Thanks Ed! More pics from the shop when I get it to its final spot.
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…