Thursday, January 10, 2008
did a good amount of polishing on ray's frame yesterday. almost there..... "just" have the bottombracket/seattube/chainstay junction to do, which has almost as much polishing as the rest of the frame, and is all tight little corners and hard-to-reach areas as well. also, as my brazing has gotten smoother and smoother over the years i have found myself reverting back to almost completely hand polishing my frames, not using dremels or sanding machines, except for a 1/16th inch diamond carbide bit in the tighest of spaces. i actually really enjoy sculpting fillets, it's relaxing and you get to see the fruition of your labours and the culmination of the thousands of fillets i've layed and the pounds of rod that i have melted. check out ray's headtube junctions.....yep, they're that shiny. allot of folks ask what brazing materials i use. i use gasflux brass rod and flux exclusively. i get it from henry james in redondo beach, CA. it has nickle in it's alloy, leading to higher fluidity and higher tensile joint strenth. good stuff! hopefully gonna get this baby all done today.....steve.