Here’s a pair of triumph wheel spindles with 7075 alloy nuts. The front has my usual modification of a 14mm socket broached in the end rather than the tommy bar hole and extra length.
Castle nuts are not the easiest thing to make in titanium, its putting the slots in that takes a certain finesse when they are only 3.5mm wide, end mills this small go PING for fun, but i managed this one without any cutter casualties. I find M14 is about the largest size to comfortably (its titanium we’re talking about so […]
These little fellows are off to Australia. They were nice to make, they’re on a 22mm flange so there was a lot of turning down to size. and of course the heads are scooped out….
Just finished a pair of wheel spindles, suspension bolts and disc bolts for a Harley Sportster. I must say, the front spindle is about the best i’ve ever made, its a peach! it drilled almost perfectly true which is most unusual, you invariably get a bit of wobble on it over long distances like this one. And the tollerences are […]
This is a long spindle, 348mm. The customer specified a modification on the original spec, intead of having external nuts he wanted bolts to screw inside the spindle. I tapped the spindle 16×1 and made 7075 alloy end caps to screw in. Being so long the spindle suffered from deflection as normal. To get the belly out of it i […]
Here’s a pair of titanium M8 x 1 hex head bolts i made earlier. They are to hold the pedals on to a push bike. I always undercut the heads by 0.25mm to relieve the points so they don’t dig in when tightening up, it forms a small inbuilt washer
You can’t get titanium bar in 3/8″ diameter, or rather you can but its chinese and therefore unuseable as some of it has the tensile strength of cheese. So I had to turn down 10mm dia bar to 3/8″ (9.5mm), and turned the threads to suit Probolt M8 flanged metal type locknuts which i supplied. Even skimming 0.5mm over that […]
Just finished making a pair of brake adjuster and panel bolts. Nice to make.
Those marvellous folk at Moss Metal Finishing have ordered some more posts. They use these to secure the parts for anodising onto the framework thats lowers into the tanks of goo. They have to be titanium otherwise they would disolve during the anodising process. Normally they should be made from grade 1 or 2 titanium, i.e. commercially pure, because grade […]
Drat, i took a photo of the spindle showing its full length but it didn’t come out, its in the post now. and i forgot to weigh it….