Black Friday

So while people are out hacking-and-slashing their way through Wal-Mart and the like, I’ll be in the car on the way to Princeton, to build. Kate and I have a plan to do all our Xmas shopping via Amazon this year, and I wholeheartedly support that notion.

So my to-do list for today at the workshop:

  1. remove head tube twist from Paul’s frame, and ensure everything is on centerline
  2. miter and braze in Paul’s top tube
  3. build fillets on Justin’s head tube/down tube combo, and seat tube/bottom bracket combo
  4. miter and join the subassemblies for Justin’s frame
  5. remove head tube twist from Justin’s frame, and ensure everything is on centerline
  6. Time dependent:
    • miter and tack-in Justin’s top tube
    • miter downtube and braze to head tube of pursuit frame

That last item is going to be a toughie because I’ll be dealing with an airfoil-shaped downtube, and don’t have the ability to run off a mitering template on the printer. I’ve got to go back to old-school, time-consuming methods which is going to be difficult, as I have nothing that will easily hold an aero tube in a vise. Gonna require some enthinkification.

3 thoughts on “Black Friday

  1. Gorilla Glue, plastic wrap, and an old sock.

    Get the aero tube covered so the clamp-to-be won’t stick to it. Soak the old sock in water, dose liberally in Gorilla Glue, and wrap around the tube where you need to clamp it. Allow to harden 2 to 24 hours. Clamp away.

    If you want to be able to use the same clamp again, remove it carefully with a Dremel and a cutting bit. If not, well, it’s a way to get rid of old socks.

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