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    Monday Show and Tell

    Well hey,

    I made a fork jig, and I wanted to show it off to you all.
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    Sorry for the artsy fartsy photo, but I CNC engraved a rule on there, pretty cool
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    First fork in the fixture, Definitely not doing unicrown miters by hand again... what a pain.
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    First fork
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    And where's the best place to test my first fork?... Probably on my DJer, right?
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    I don't know what I like more, the fixture or the fork!

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    That pic of the unicrown in the jig, maybe it's just the angle, but it looks like the fork legs aren't at the same height on the steerer. The finished fork looks awesome, so maybe it was just a set-up issue?

    And how about a pic or two of the unicrown mitering set-up?

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    Nice fixture!
    It reminds my how I need to update mine.

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    Yup - show-off.

    Nice fixture though.

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    Thanks guys!

    briderdt - that picture was from mid-miter-tweaking, but they came out pretty straight. The mitering set up was a hacksaw and files, which was a ***** for sure. Next unicrown i'll be doing them on a bridgeport with the head tilted.

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    Liken the ruler clad 80/20 nice jig!!
    PAYASO 36er.....Live the Circus

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    Fantastic! Very nice execution. That's a purdy fork and frame it's attached to as well. What sort of tool did you use for engraving? I've done some with small ball-nose end mills, but haven't engraved but on occasion. I know of specialty cutters as well, but what did you use for this? Looks like it turned out top-notch.

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    Thanks Todwil!
    And Thanks Bunged!! I used a 45 degree carbide engraving bit. I have used them in the past and they work well, it's only .005" deep.

    I hadn't planned on doing that until the CNC was offered to me - I did everything else on a bridgeport - but for the next fixture I'm going to get some black ano extrusion and the engraving will look even cooler.

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    You're young so you've got good eyes, but it might bling it out more if you put some contrast in the engraving like Joel did on his jig:
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    Hope he doesn't mind the example, I think it's pretty cool.
    You've done an amazing job on your jig and you will enjoy it every time you use it!
    cheers
    andy walker

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    very nice! love the ruler, wish I knew how to do that stuff.

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    Thanks guys!

    Andy - I thought about doing something like that. I did it for the engraved angle indicators on my frame jig, and it was a lot more work than I expected. My eyes can handle it alright though. Building fixtures is fun, but when it comes down to it, I much prefer making things you can ride on, so I got right to that!

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