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Offline Jonathan

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TS Fork Spindles
« on: 02 Aug 2011 at 12:10 »
Hi all.  I know there is a lot of stuff in the forum, but can't find anything on fork spindles.
I need to make new spindles.  Has anyone got plans/diagrams and dimensions of fork spindles for a TS.  I assume they are the same as CW.
I could strip down my CW forks but was trying to get out of that chore.
Any help appreciated.
Jonathan
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Offline borleyfolksworth

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Re: TS Fork Spindles
« Reply #1 on: 06 Aug 2011 at 19:09 »
Jonathan
Yes they are the same as a CW. They are easy to make. I did draw a spindle at a time out of a CW and replaced with a screwdriver while I machined each one out of EN 24. You can get the shaft just right to take up wear in the forks. Thats why there's no point in making up batches otherwise some would be too loose.
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Re: TS Fork Spindles
« Reply #2 on: 10 Aug 2011 at 10:11 »
Thanks Colin.
Have started the lathe work.  While it takes time which I am short of, I have enjoyed turning up the spindles.  I have consulted a brother and cousin on turning threads (their trades are tool room and automotive engineering) and can now produce a lovely thread.
I will try to get the specifications drawn so I can post them for others to see.
Thanks for your input.
Kind regards,  Jonathan (Geelong)
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