|Project by ckorkyrun89||posted 02-11-2013 04:13 AM||3613 views||1 time favorited||5 comments|
This project isn’t so much about wood as it is about using wood as a fixture for making a custom mountain bike fork. I used MDF with a double layer glued together as the base for the jig. At the time I had access to a Metal Mill with a digital readout so I drilled all the holes in the base plate with that to ensure everything would line up during welding. All of the smaller wooden parts are one layer of MDF and were also made with the metal mill. The bike fork was just for fun. I had recently learned how to TIG weld and use both a metal mill and metal lathe. It is a combination of all of those plus some general metal fabrication.
Overall it was a fun build and it did end up accurate enough that the wheel stayed in the middle of the fork through all of the travel. I rode on it for a few weeks but it ended up hung up on the wall. Although I might not use wood again for something that I am welding, it worked very well.