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Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

Didn't mean you Andy, just anyone with pics, but...

Didn't mean you Andy, just anyone with pics, but thanks for posting.
Forum: Framebuilders
04-22-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

some pics of your fillets

Got some pics of fillets you've made (in the rough, flux not cleaned off), how about posting a few? I've seen plenty of pics on the net from the pros, don't want to see those, looking for some from...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 887
Posted By calstar

Is the bike new from that shop? If so, even if...

Is the bike new from that shop? If so, even if he's probably right(?), he shouldn't mind documenting it, I'd ask for that in writing signed by him(the owner, not shop help).
Forum: Framebuilders
04-20-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

Beginning to understand what's going on a little...

Beginning to understand what's going on a little better. Tube stub mitered about 10 degrees, both tubes 1 1/8" OD, one tinning pass, one fillet, second fillet built up on top(one fillet a day, this...
04-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 230
Posted By calstar

google search brought up a few, here's one:...

google search brought up a few, here's one:...
04-05-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,923
Posted By calstar

Riding about the same but some route changes....

Riding about the same but some route changes. Used to ride a mup on less used off hours but after 1st ride after "stay in place" so many people using it it's not even a consideration now. My other...
04-05-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By calstar

Thanks, made me smile/laugh!

Thanks, made me smile/laugh!
04-05-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 696
Posted By calstar

This.

This.
03-20-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,637
Posted By calstar

this

this
Forum: Framebuilders
03-18-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

Here are the small fillets, hardly looks larger...

Here are the small fillets, hardly looks larger than tinning before a fillet, must be adequate since it's held up over the years, I like it a lot.

​​​​​​https://i.imgur.com/eBSxju1.jpg
Forum: Framebuilders
03-18-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

Still practicing, still learning, repetitions...

Still practicing, still learning, repetitions building muscle memory, 2 joints(fillets that is) a day. Also getting extra mileage from each practice stub by first tinning, next a relatively small...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-17-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

Hmmm, I don't know enough to agree or disagree...

Hmmm, I don't know enough to agree or disagree but that's interesting. Is there any empirical evidence of very large fillets(commonly seen at the BB) causing frame failure?

thanks
Forum: Framebuilders
03-16-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,082
Posted By calstar

I don't understand this, will you explain it to...

I don't understand this, will you explain it to me? Do you mean the cold working of the tube forming process?

thanks, Brian
03-15-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 17,716
Posted By calstar

Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-13-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

pneumatic fillet finishing

Toyo, looks like they hardly need finishing

​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4EoMaWOftdc
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,082
Posted By calstar

I agree his method has no advantage, I'm not...

I agree his method has no advantage, I'm not planning on using that method when I need to braze a peg, especially with 56%. I tried his method because I saw it done(and shared the vid here), "nothing...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,082
Posted By calstar

These are pics of the 56% silvered peg I did...

These are pics of the 56% silvered peg I did yesterday after seeing the Chapman vid, soaked with the flux removed. I couldn't break it off with pliers, hit with a hammer(not king kong style but...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-10-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,082
Posted By calstar

"You can make a decent size blob with 56%, but...

"You can make a decent size blob with 56%, but it's easier with lower silver percentage."

After seeing the Chapman vid I tried a few practice pegs using his method with 56%(all I have, didn't know...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,082
Posted By calstar

Here's how Brian Chapman does it, holds the peg...

Here's how Brian Chapman does it, holds the peg with needle nose pliers or vise grips. "Picture worth 1000 words..."

​​​​​​https://www.instagram.com/p/B9XbjOJlZ43/
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,772
Posted By calstar

Just to be clear, you run a hole saw inside the...

Just to be clear, you run a hole saw inside the blank(guessing you cut it shorter before this). Standard hole saw diameters available for tube ID? Thanks for posting your process.
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 365
Posted By calstar

Cheech and Nam + Brian Chapman

Really cool vid, Chapman has great instagram postings as well. Enjoy

​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Osf1lvfkMq4
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 975
Posted By calstar

Really nice work, finished yet, how does it ride?...

Really nice work, finished yet, how does it ride? I appreciate taking the time to post your process, seeing how you fixture, layout, etc.

"...Japanese guys bending car exhaust tubes...."...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-08-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,772
Posted By calstar

How does the internal fillet on lugs of this type...

How does the internal fillet on lugs of this type effect mitering the tube that slides into it? How is a close fit up possible, or do you try not to get an internal fillet when brazing up the lug?
...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-01-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By calstar

He barely touches the boss with the silver, might...

He barely touches the boss with the silver, might no even touch it, just melts the silver so a fluid drop almost falls onto the boss. Also cool how he returns and uses the silver wire to clean up the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-29-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

practice makes better

I'm learning everytime I pick up the torch, trying different tip size, rod size, flame proximity to work, torch angle, brass flow rate, etc.

​​​​​​https://i.imgur.com/8SeSU6q.jpg[/i
Forum: Framebuilders
02-29-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 731
Posted By calstar

Brian Chapman on instagram...and the camera is...

Brian Chapman on instagram...and the camera is shooting from above the tube, just looks like its defying gravity.
Click on the "arrow" in the center to watch vid, then hit the arrow on the right to...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-27-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By calstar

Good plan, I bet it will be close enough that you...

Good plan, I bet it will be close enough that you won't notice it when riding. I also think there are a lot of production bikes ridden daily that aren't close to being 100% in alignment and the...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-22-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By calstar

Goolged gasflux type B1 powder and can't seem to...

Goolged gasflux type B1 powder and can't seem to find a source, where do I buy it?

thanks, Brian
Forum: Framebuilders
02-21-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By calstar

I copied this off another forum, thoughts? I...

I copied this off another forum, thoughts? I think they're available in 3/16 up to 1/2. Strong enough to install a whipping post for alignment? For a hobby builder this might be a good value.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 879
Posted By calstar

Using Gasflux B I generally add a little...

Using Gasflux B I generally add a little water(distilled as suggested somewhere, and even when the flux is not dried out) to obtain a thick cream like consistency that flows on smoothly. I lose a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-17-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,176
Posted By calstar

Gasflux site lists 2 type B powders, B-1(fine...

Gasflux site lists 2 type B powders, B-1(fine powder) and Bg-1(granular powder), which is used?

thanks
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By calstar

Looks to me all the engineering calcs are made...

Looks to me all the engineering calcs are made under load, zero load in the case of a small steel surface plate, I remain very skeptical. Any material will deflect/shear/fail given an adequate...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-13-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By calstar

Steel plate droop?

From above in this thread:

Your Blanchard ground steel plate will droop over time and will no longer be accurate.​​​​​​

What is the source of steel plate "droop" information? It implies that a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-11-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

My pratice fillet brazing "tool" “The...

My pratice fillet brazing "tool"

“The advantage of having a long tube is that it serves as a handle to keep constantly moving the joint to the best angle for fillet brazing. Of course to do this...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By calstar

Nice, you got a good deal. Very beefy, 5-6"...

Nice, you got a good deal. Very beefy, 5-6" thick?
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By calstar

Congrats, lets see a pic.

Congrats, lets see a pic.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

OT but this is the best a quick google could...

OT but this is the best a quick google could find, $85, don't know if they work as advertised but it would be great if it did.

"We are pleased to present our line of sodium flare camera filters...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-09-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By calstar

Certainly not shy about bringing the bb up to...

Certainly not shy about bringing the bb up to temp, 1:30 in, then removes it from the "mini-hearth" and uses the torch to flow the brass where it needs to go.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-08-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

Toyo: ...

Toyo:

​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=evUMrSziAkA

Big rod, looks like 5/32 or 3/16. Also notice he smooths out the fillet with the flame after laying it down. In one part(47 seconds in)...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-06-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

David Bohm on Flicker, moves the torch a minimal...

David Bohm on Flicker, moves the torch a minimal amount, great heat control(understatement), probably just moving the puddle along with complete control while dipping the rod in. He filmed this in a...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-04-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,190
Posted By calstar

Another fillet technique, he calls it bronze...

Another fillet technique, he calls it bronze welding, but it is brazing as the parent material is not melting.
​​​​​​https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC-orjfC1vk
end result, "stack of dimes", lots...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,176
Posted By calstar

No wonder google search didn't give results for...

No wonder google search didn't give results for "rolling on brazing flux" or "brazing flux application with roller"!
Thanks for explaining that.
Forum: Framebuilders
02-02-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,176
Posted By calstar

Reading some older threads(like this one) and...

Reading some older threads(like this one) and don't know how "rolling on" flux is done, anyone? Is it using a small spatula to spread it on? Using Gasflux B.

thanks, Brian
Forum: Framebuilders
02-01-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By calstar

Way beyond good enough. You're not building to...

Way beyond good enough. You're not building to NASA spec, I'd be very, very surprised if even the best pro builders consistently work to that spec. The well used phrase "chasing your own tail" comes...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,259
Posted By calstar

$500 seems pretty spendy, a couple of yrs ago I...

$500 seems pretty spendy, a couple of yrs ago I was quoted $150 for a .003 certified grind(same size +-) on a table saw top(very old quality cast Oliver) by a large and reputable business in SoCal,...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By calstar

Interesting, thanks Vintage Cellar. ...

Interesting, thanks Vintage Cellar.

​​​​​​"Turn the fuel regulator key inwards to increase the flame until it stops smoking and then "jumps" off the end of the tip.Slightly lessen the fuel gas...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By calstar

No, I am/was curious how the pressure set at the...

No, I am/was curious how the pressure set at the reg relates to the control pressure on the torch. For example 4lb is set at the reg but then the torch is only partially opened, the pressure must be...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By calstar

OK, let me ask a different way: does anyone...

OK, let me ask a different way: does anyone completely open the torch control to utilize the full regulator pressure setting when brazing?

thanks
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,254
Posted By calstar

High shelving wherever possible that doesn't...

High shelving wherever possible that doesn't conflict with floorspace needed below, machines mounted on rolling bases.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By calstar

Regulator and torch pressure control

Brazing torch tips seem to have recommended regulator pressure such as 5lbs+-propane/5lbs+-oxy(using oxy tank) for a Victor TEN #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2)...
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