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Old 12-25-16, 10:02 PM
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I have put together a Flicker album of many of the tools I've used in 35+ years of building. Many are home made. Some have had revisions. A couple are others'.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/731955...57676382588402


Enjoy. Andy
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
I have put together a Flicker album of many of the tools I've used in 35+ years of building. Many are home made. Some have had revisions. A couple are others'.


https://www.flickr.com/photos/731955...57676382588402


Enjoy. Andy

Freakin AWESOME, tx Andy!
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Thanks guys. A few stats for fun. I've built frames in 12 different shops, mostly homes but including a few real businesses. 10 different painters (including me way early on) have painted my frames. I've attended 2 paid for building classes and have 2 other teachers/mentors too.


But for all this experience I still feel that my work is only basic/craft level at best. With only 40+ frame under my belt I've averaged about 1 per year, no way to get really good at that pace. Andy.
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Thanks for this. We all face the same fixturing and positioning challenges. It's fun to see how others skin the cat.
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Thanks for this. We all face the same fixturing and positioning challenges. It's fun to see how others skin the cat.
Exactly, it's amazing to see it being done by someone with knowledge and a proper shop. I tend to use a vise, clamps, and bricks to hold things in place when I build/repair my homebuilt racks. Seeing how others fixture racks gives me a very real sense of respect for those people who do it well and shows me ways to rethink fixturing for future projects.
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Thanks for this. We all face the same fixturing and positioning challenges. It's fun to see how others skin the cat.

I have certainly "flattered" others in some of my tools. Andy
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
I have certainly "flattered" others in some of my tools. Andy
Andy,
Incredible work! I don't know if all members visit this side...perhaps you should post this on the CV forum...might get more hits and inspire some to visit here more often.
Great work, Ben
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Originally Posted by Andrew R Stewart View Post
I have certainly "flattered" others in some of my tools. Andy
I shamelessly copy people. I usually put my own spin on things though.

However, my frame fixture never shows up in pictures, too shameless
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This kind of stuff looks like so much fun and I'd like to get back to it someday. I decided to sell my toy welder when I got my defib and I wasn't really thinking of bicycles but of 4x4's. But torches or epoxy seem a lot more tractable. Now with kids taking so much time I'm not sure if I'll survive long enough to have the free time again!


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is that a disc blade? I need to bolt down my diacro well enough to bend blades. It's on the list
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Wow, this is a great resource Andrew! Thank you for posting it. Lots of great ideas in there.
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is that a disc blade? I need to bolt down my diacro well enough to bend blades. It's on the list

Eric- No it's a plain mid weight blade being raked to around 5+cm. I should have clamped a 1" wood tube block to the blade and inserted a 1.125" lever bar in the second tube hole. Somewhere I have a shot of this method. Now I have a Hamill bender but haven't yet adapted my other mandrels to it. getting above 5cm of rake with it is tough. Andy.
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