Sold my South Bend lathe. Making room for a new toolroom lathe.
The new machine might be here as soon as this week but first I needed to sell my South Bend and make some room in the shop. Today Ed and I moved the South Bend out, moved the Clausing in its place, moved the arbor press into its new home and lastly cleared the space for the new lathe. It was a heavy lifting day since we did all of it with a johnson bar, 2x4's and cast iron gas pipe. Here is the lathe waiting for pick up:
1 more bike before I start the NAHBS bikes.
This full suspension bike is done and now I have a BB30 29R that will be living in Maryland. That bike is a full frame, fork, stem and post as well as fillet brazed. Hopefully it will not take longer than usual. I really need to get started on the bikes for NAHBS. It will be down to the wire as usual.
Have a great weekend.
I did not think this was popular but man are people into this bike. I think the fork will be a really nice finishing touch.
Here is the bike after welding today. I did like 4 hours of practice on the new machine and eventually felt all was cool.
Eventually I will make a nice little stand for it:
The fork set up in the fixture:
Happy Thanksgiving and enjoy the holiday.