Originally Posted by DRjoe
Thanks for the info and link.
I've been looking at buying some mallets and an English wheel to get started.
That's what I did last winter. Bought the sandbag with the mallets. Got a good deal on an offshore wheel where the dies alone were probably worth the price (and got free shipping). I used a TuckPuck
for shrinking (which IMHO is as important as stretching). My next purchase is a hand shrinker from Eastwood.
The thing I really need to work on is the gas welding. I can't take the next steps up to seats then tanks without having it mastered. It's tough and I haven't spent enough time at it to get better than about half way good enough. The masters like the Tin Man
and Ron Fournier make it look so easy that it's a piss-off.
BTW, great work on the CX, I can't wait for the unveiling. They're a tough bike to make look good IMO but I have a hunch yours is a winner.