Works in progress

Photographer Stephen Dybas stopped by the shop recently and took some photos. 

Above, heating up the dropout of a frame in progress. I braze most dropouts with brass rod, and I use an oxy-acetylene torch. Shade 5 goggles allow me to see what's going on inside the flame of the torch.

Below, checking a frame on the alignment table before attaching seatstays. 

And finally, below is the same frame clamped in my trusty Wilton vise. The vise is mounted on a Black Locust tree stump, which happens to make a great vise stand. Here I'm prepping the seat lug for seatstay attachment. 

Thanks for the photos Stephen!