Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sissy Bar

Johns new Bar, thought long and hard how to design a simple sissy bar that hadn't been done before. Not really an easy assignment considering these things are basic by nature serving only two real functions and they have been created since the birth of Choppers. So, I had better post this thing before someone else designs and builds one just like it then I look like the copy-cat.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I made 112 (total) of these bushings in around 10hrs once I was set up and in a rythm. Without the new machine I would have hung myself. Run time for one piece was around 1min 10sec. The handling time killed me, drilling and cutting, then getting set back up to run another. I started making a parting tool for this lathe but time wasn't on my side and I couldn't finish it before these needed to be delivered. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The "real deal"

Standard BPT r8 vs. NMBT50...pictures of the mill that accepts this tooling to come