Any Calgary Area Machinists?

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  1. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    I need a couple of adapters/spacers machined up for my fork swap project. Is there anyone who is an amateur machinist with a lathe in their garage who can help me out? Alternately can anyone recommend a small machine shop that would do the work?

    I used to deal with a small machine shop in the ATCO industrial park but it is gone now. :cry
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  2. dieselpete

    dieselpete Been here awhile

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    I always use Humphrys on Blackfoot Trail. Used them for years, always done right.
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  3. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    What sort of adapter exactly? I have a lathe and milling machine and might be able to help you out as long as it's not too complicated. I'm still pretty much a novice at running them.
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  4. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    I need an aluminum circular spacer with 29mm ID, 41mm OD and 13mm height. I found an old bearing inner ring that is working temporarily:

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    I also have a new brake caliper mount that I installed to take a larger disk and the disk isn't as centered in the caliper as I would like and I am thinking of getting 1 - 2mm milled off to center it better:

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    If it is something that you could manage, it would be worth lunch or beer to me!
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  5. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    If you can source the aluminum for the space it should be pretty straight forward to make. I have a bit of smaller aluminum on hand, but currently nothing of that diameter.

    As to milling the brake mount, that too is likely doable as long as I can get it mounted up in the mill
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  6. MCMXCIVRS

    MCMXCIVRS Long timer

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    I had a look in my metal bin yesterday, and I do have a small chunk of round 6061 aluminum that would be suitable for your spacer if you're still in need.
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  7. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Yes, thanks. I was looking at Online metals last night and I can buy a foot of T3 2011 in the right size but shipping was going to be silly, so I was going to call around town today. If you have something, that would be fantastic. :D

    I'll send you a PM.
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  8. dieselpete

    dieselpete Been here awhile

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    For small pieces, check the Metal Supermarket. 3716 56th ave S.E. 403-720-2267.
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  9. Mr. Canoehead

    Mr. Canoehead Taste Gunnels!

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    Thanks, I'll check them out.
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