Monday, February 17, 2014

Fixture time...fitting a paragon yoke

Another fixture today... the new yoke requires a fixture to hold it securely for mitering and affixing to the chain stays, so I machined up a quick adapter for my Anvil fixture. 

I laid out the coordinates on a scrap piece of aluminum and then went to work as the human CNC...not as efficient as the computer, but it cleaned up with a quick pass of the drum sander and fit nicely.

The new piece holds the yoke symmetrically and allows for adjustment fore/aft/lateral to achieve perfect alignment. Cool. 

I received some good news today. My doctor has released me to do light work in the shop although I still have a few more weeks before I'll be returning to heavy lifting and the fire department. Looking forward to feeling productive again 

PS... don't get old it really sucks.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Glad to see you working in the shop! The frame looks great, thanks for the tips on welding.