i ended up making them out of some sort of hard rubber/plastic bar as my lathe can't handle steel. they did a good job as they only caught fire and burned to ashes AFTER the first bit of braze went on to hold the tubes in place :D
Hmmm. You will mainly be fillet brazing and therefore only tack tubes together in the jig right? I guess the issue only appears when doing lugs and having everything fixed while heating and brazing?
I have aluminum cones on my homemade jig, and they are soft and somewhat imprecise.
Could you get them made to your specs in stainless fairly cheap if it becomes a problem for you?
i did not have lugs, i wanted to do fillets and it was impossible. i'd say you get some stainless pieces made as imprecision on it's own could pose a problem. can't comment on the machining prices as i live in budapest.
How did this go in the end?
If you still have access/time I'd be very interested in buying the machined hardware off of you.
I'd buy a set of the hardware too if you were making some
i would be willing to do some machining if people want the hardware, i could also supply a fully built jig and i have a fork jig which could be replicated. please pm if you are interested.
How much would a fork jig cost roughly?
Any pictures of the fork jig?
Fork jig in action. It is fairly basic but works, I would perhaps update the design slightly if I was to make another.
And if you made another one how much would it cost?
I have lurked here for a few months but only just got as far as this thread, not meant to Hijack it but you can buy these from company in the UK
here http://bicyclemanufacturing.co.uk/?page_id=20 Mods if its not good form to post please let me know or remove it
I dont have one but I do have the wheel truing stand for my business making wheels, (bike and motorbike wheels mainly) I don't have a website as I tend not to just work word of mouth but theres some fascinating stuff made here in old blighty
Lovely stuff and a good price to.
Makes my frame jig look very crude and as for that wheel truing stand definitely looks 5 times better than mine. But for us amateur / home builders do we need or want something as great as these?
Hi maybe someone has contact of jimjamosullivan?
if yes please pm me
hope he still could make parts for jig
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