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    Default Fork Blade Cutting Guide

    Whipped this together yesterday in preparation for a batch of 6 forks that I'm just starting on. Used it today and it was a great time saver. Inspired by Dave Kirk's similar tool.


    Just thought I'd share. That is all.
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    Default Re: Fork Blade Cutting Guide

    i have a similar gig atmo - i dedicated my 1970's fixture to being a length cutting template. the surrogate
    crown is placed in, clamped in perpetuity (look it up) at a specific distance from the axle assembly, and all
    blades are checked against it before being hack sawed. if a fork span is shorter, i make a mental note and
    cut more blade. and if the fork span is longer, i make a mental note to cut less blade. around here, mental
    notes are the new black atmo.

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    Default Re: Fork Blade Cutting Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by pereiracycles View Post
    Whipped this together yesterday in preparation for a batch of 6 forks that I'm just starting on. Used it today and it was a great time saver. Inspired by Dave Kirk's similar tool.


    Just thought I'd share. That is all.
    -Tony
    Nice work - I've gotten a lot of feedback on that tool. Simple is good.

    Dave
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    Default Re: Fork Blade Cutting Guide

    It seems builders have been making these little thingies for many years

    my last updated version I made a while back for straight or bendy blades
    stainless rulers with .5mm grads were added to this one
    me thinks the next one will be rigged up to a cold saw and the jiggy thingie will slid along directly under the blade.
    Fit fork blade
    slide jiggie thingie to desired dimension
    Lock all down
    down comes saw, chops
    Bingo
    but I am getting too old to be motivated to make another one before I retire in 10 years
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