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Offline moparthug

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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #15 on: May 10, 2019, 06:38:03 PM »
So, is it a bicycle wrench, or just a multi use tool?
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #16 on: May 11, 2019, 12:58:45 PM »
It is a bicycle wrench. The two pieces that are missing were for holding the spokes. I had to study the patent drawings for a while and read the description to understand how it was supposed to work. The spoke holding parts look liked they would be extremely difficult to machine.

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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2019, 05:46:14 PM »
I'm going to take a stab at reproducing the missing spoke holders, but I don't have much faith they will work. The design is just not functional, it seems to me.
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2019, 03:00:23 PM »
Well here are the replacement spoke grips. It only took me a month to make them, haha. But seriously, they were somewhat of a challenge. The backsides have compound angles going in two directions, which I've never had to deal with before. I screwed several of them up before getting a pair to come out like they were supposed to. 
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2019, 03:02:55 PM »
First picture below is of an incomplete spoke grip, still attached to the slug.
Second picture below is of the finished pair, before "antiquing"
Third pic is after antiquing, gripping a 2mm bicycle spoke.
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #20 on: June 09, 2019, 03:29:39 PM »
Nice jib, next you will be making miniature wrenches like Hilary & Jim!

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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #21 on: June 09, 2019, 04:37:47 PM »
Nice work !
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #22 on: June 09, 2019, 06:40:40 PM »
Nicely done!!!
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #23 on: June 09, 2019, 09:40:17 PM »
Great job, Bob!
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #24 on: June 10, 2019, 03:22:03 AM »
Great job Bob! Now it looks complete.

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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #25 on: June 12, 2019, 07:50:42 AM »
A great find! Never saw Bus stumped before.
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Re: A very strange brass bicycle wrench
« Reply #26 on: June 18, 2019, 09:07:08 PM »
Nice work indeed on those spoke grips!

I was going to guess that that weird shaped end was for a chain breaker somehow.
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