It's been busy. Not in a bad way.
This owl came to check out the field mouse scene by my shop the other night:
Got some interesting stuff in the works. For now, here's a photodump with some brief captions:
Decorative grille for burglary prevention:
Mitering the seat tube notch on bike 19 for my buddy Nathan:
The transverse holes are for barrel nuts to mount the disc caliper. I only like seatstay mounting calipers if the bike is never going to need a rack or full coverage fenders. Mounting on the chainstay requires a different design of dropout that raises the seatstay up and out of the way of the caliper. Not a problem, just different.
Clearance for 29 x 3.0" tires. We used a 157mm rear axle spacing for extra chainring/tire clearance:
Not a great picture, but this is a height adjuster for a bike repair stand that slides up and down on a 3" square post. For the uppy-downy part, I bought a 12" piece of 3.5" square tube from McMaster ($24) and welded nuts to it. I also glued in some HDPE (milk jug material) inside to make the sliding action smoother. The tightening screws are made from a piece of 7/8" allthread I had lying around welded to a 1" tube t-handle. Nice big threads which don't mind being reefed on. In theory, this kind of stand could be used with a wooden post, as long as it was securely affixed to the floor and ceiling. Mine is a 3" square tube welded to a flange, which is then bolted to the concrete floor. Very solid relative to what's available from Park et al.
Modular canoe rack. Can be bolted to a flatbed trailer. There are some cross-members not shown in this photo:
Six lovely canoes. I made two of these racks, and was just asked for more. Perhaps I should make them four levels instead of three.