Tuesday, April 21, 2009

FOCUS: Tools

Per request we will take a look around the shop at some of the special tooling that we use, focusing on (but not limited to) some of the more handmade items. Once again, no fancy talk, just tools. Below is Tony, Tony has a little brother named Tiny:

This one purges where no others will:

This one is just beautiful in its simplicity (the way it works, not the way it looks), it only does one thing and does it well:

This one is a beast, we use it to punish people when they are bad. If there is nobody to punish then we make Finn use it:

Purging heatsinks are a welders best friend, this one is for a bottom bracket:

Beee's favorite tool in the shop:

The Sharpie, the most lost tool in the shop, we had to chain this one up so it wouldn't get away:

If there anything you would like us to FOCUS on, let us know in the comments below...


Andy said...

Thanks all, the home made/improvised are the most interesting..... what's the tool in pic 3 used for?

Indy Fab said...

We use this to to locate and tack on eyelets to the rear dropouts to accommodate racks and fenders.

Norman said...

I like this approach for blogging... few folks have time to write copy, and just a couple sentences and a photo or two pics is perfect.

request: would you guys post a photo of a frame painted in that lovely Tahitian pearl color?

Andy said...

Yeah this is a great idea, thanks for the interaction. Thanks for taking the time...'preciate it.

Indy Fab said...

No Problem. A look at Tahitian Pearl is next on the list. Next one I see I'll snap some shots. If it takes a while for a frame to be painted that color be on the lookout for something else.... soon.