Posts made in January, 2013

Titanium wheel spindles and 7075 alloy nuts

Posted by on Jan 30, 2013 in News | 0 comments

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.

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M14 titanium and 7075 alloy nuts

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in News | 2 comments

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 ‘comfortably’ is a relative term!) run a tap straight through,

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3/8″ titanium UNF bolts

Posted by on Jan 29, 2013 in News | 1 comment

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….

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Titanium Harley Davidson Sportster wheel spindles and bolts

Posted by on Jan 26, 2013 in News | 0 comments

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 all to within half a thou. Yummy. The front spindle is modified, the original was longer and had a tommy bar hole through it, i’ve made this one flush with the fork leg and broached a 14mm A/F socket in the end. 363g lighter! On the rear spindle I’ve modified the head. The original is just a big nut welded onto the shaft, nasty, so I’ve carved this one from solid. 476g lighter!    ...

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Titanium 20mm rear wheel spindle, 348mm long

Posted by on Jan 22, 2013 in News | 0 comments

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 turn it to finished size at each end and measure where the belly starts and ends, then turn it off with pressure on the tool post, measuring after each cut. It is time consuming but i can usually get them true to within half a thou or so. Measuring and...

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