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My DIY dropout tool

Old 05-06-18, 01:39 PM
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My DIY dropout tool

Just wanted to show my homemade dropout alignment tool. Used some scrap stock I had and machined it on the lathe. I had to buy a bit of M10 threaded rod. I modeled off the Campy tool, and made it adjustable for 100, 120, 126, 130, and 135 spacings, and lathed down portion of the threaded rod to fit in 9mm front dropouts. Works so much better than the axel shannanigins I've done before!

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Old 05-06-18, 01:52 PM
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That is very cool! Much nicer looking than RJ's version, and probably a bit more precise/ reliable too.
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Very cool. I like the shape - nice aesthetics. Clever spacing, too.

One point, though. Only important if you are talking to someone who's used a lathe. These are properly referred to as "turned down", not "lathed down". One uses a lathe to turn a workpiece. If you have a milling machine, you can mill down a workpiece, but you can't use a lathe to lathe down a workpiece.

That said, I have a lathe and haven't made anything like this. Nice!
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Very cool. Thanks for sharing!
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Originally Posted by WizardOfBoz View Post
Very cool. I like the shape - nice aesthetics. Clever spacing, too.

One point, though. Only important if you are talking to someone who's used a lathe. These are properly referred to as "turned down", not "lathed down". One uses a lathe to turn a workpiece. If you have a milling machine, you can mill down a workpiece, but you can't use a lathe to lathe down a workpiece.

That said, I have a lathe and haven't made anything like this. Nice!
Hehe, your right, turned down. I'm always bad at terminology.
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