Well… Where should I start… Hmm… I’ve been looking for a lathe for some time and I knew the local british sportscar workshop had a nice small (relative) Swedish-made TorshÃ¤lla late standing there unused. So last week I dropped by the workshop to say hi and it turned out that they’re moving and need to get rid of some stuff… So… There you go… I bought a lathe. Now I just need to move it to a dry place while waiting for my new workshop to be built. And we got to move to the new house within two weeks…Timing obviously is’nt my thing… But it’s a beautiful lathe!
The process of moving and building the new workshop is taking up most of my time these days, but I did manage to find something I’ve been looking for for some time today: A proper fit-jig! BikeCad Pro is great for drawing frames and figuring out fit, but to get a really good feel for how the new geometry works out for the customer a fit-jig is the best way to go. This beauty will be available for both customers who order frames from me and for individuals that want to get a better fit (in regards to stem-length, saddle position, etc.) on their existing or new bike. Neat, is’nt it?
After going through a number of alternatives in regards to a new workshop location I’ve decided to check out the possibilites for building a dedicated workshop on our new property. 40 square meters will be roomy enough for all my tooling + some more that I’m planning to aquire in the near future (I need a lathe and a blasting cabinet). Oh, and finally I have a place to set up my Quad 22/II amps! I’m very excited about this!