Tuesday, March 18, 2008

No.3 is out of the gate

Since my drill with the 1/4" chuck got chuck'd, I had to make this miter with a saw and file. This is the second frame I'm going to have to use this technique. Took me about 30 minutes. First I used the program called "WinMiter", printed the template, traced the miter on the tube, then started sawing to rough it in, then filed to contour. I didn't get the camera till late, so I couldn't take pictures of the process, maybe tommorow.

I think this technique is faster than setting up my tubing notcher. It does a good job for dune buggys or something like that, but doesn't hold the tolerance I need for bicycle frames.

This is the seat-tube and Bottom bracket for my Time Trial bike.

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