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    Hi everyone. Was wondering if anyone has a fork jig for sale. Looking for a used Anvil, Bringheli, etc fork jig. Thanks.
     

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    Where are you located? Find one for local pickup if you can.
     

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    I'll sell my Alex Whetmore jig when I get my Todd Farr jig...
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    I have a Bringheli I don't use. If your in the SF Bay Area we can probably make a deal.
     

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    I was hoping to get a Bringheli or an Anvil fork fixture.
     

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    If anyone's got some sort of more affordable 8020 fork jig they're looking to move along, I'd be interested in hearing a price.
     

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    Have you seen the Paul Carson jig? $200 and it's very good.

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    i know the anvil fixture is by no means cheap, but it's certainly worth saving up for

    i've had mine about a year, maybe made 10 or so forks, and they come out really well in terms of straightness

    i know 80/20 has it's uses, but i'd rather place my money on something purpose made, than what i almost consider an adaptation of something else, the anvil is the kind of tool you'll still have 25+ years later, and still trust it's accuracy

    just my point of view, and when you look at the anvil equipment, i think it is very well priced, and will pay back for itself in usability

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    If the parts aren't at peace even a heavy fixture will yield surprises. I would suggest getting a good one or don't build forks.
     

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    The work Alex Whetmore did in getting a parts package together for an 8020 extrusion based jig was excellent.
    It's an phenomenal jig. But you can't get one anymore so good luck you can probably put one together yourself and achieve excellent alignment.
    Alex Wetmore is always busy with something… » Store: Framebuilding Tools
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    Quote Originally Posted by bencooper View Post
    Have you seen the Paul Carson jig? $200 and it's very good.
    It looks great, but if he used to charge $200, he seems to have bumped his price:

    Fork Fixture – Paul Carson Bicycles
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by Craig Ryan View Post
    If the parts aren't at peace even a heavy fixture will yield surprises. I would suggest getting a good one or don't build forks.
    I appreciate the sentiment, but as a hobbyist who has made a frame a year since I started (2 years ago) spending $1000 for a fixture that might make me 10 or 20 forks ever, is a lot of overhead. If at some point I start making a higher quantity, I'm sure I'll have gotten my couple hundred worth from my 8020 jig, and be happy to spend on a heavier duty machine. I think it's been proven by many that a good, straight fork can be made from 8020 or even wonkier homemade set ups. Might not be as quick and repeatable, but with proper practices, there's no reason you can't build a fork within any tolerances I'm looking to be within.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by druptight View Post
    It looks great, but if he used to charge $200, he seems to have bumped his price:

    Fork Fixture €“ Paul Carson Bicycles
    Although, to be fair, $250 appears to be a pretty good price if you price out buying the various pieces to make it yourself.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by druptight View Post
    It looks great, but if he used to charge $200, he seems to have bumped his price:

    Fork Fixture €“ Paul Carson Bicycles
    That's quite a bit posher than the one I have - still looks a good deal. Mine:

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    Quote Originally Posted by afwalker View Post
    The work Alex Whetmore did in getting a parts package together for an 8020 extrusion based jig was excellent.
    It's an phenomenal jig. But you can't get one anymore so good luck you can probably put one together yourself and achieve excellent alignment.
    Alex Wetmore is always busy with something… » Store: Framebuilding Tools
    cheers
    andy walker

    Agreed, Alex's fork jig is a clever design. I got one of the last kits and built it up, modifying a few things using ideas I copied off other fork jigs I've seen and liked (mostly from Drew G's fork jig, which is a very clever and well executed design in my opinion).

    Here's a link to a photo set that gives the basic idea,
    Fork jig. - a set on Flickr

    Alistair.
     

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    I too love Anvil's products - really nothing compares as far as quality, fashion and function. If you own a mill, it's not all that difficult to build a jig. If you build bikes, you can build a jig - and you learn a lot during the process. This one I did for a fellow builder. Nothing fancy, just what you need to make things happen.

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