jesse and the girls came to visit, i added some water bottle mounts to the rack i made for his kona ute.
i set aside 4 bottle braze-ons for his rack, some how i lost one. so i made one for him on the lathe. pretty convenient if you ask me!
heres a pic jesse snapped while brazing the bottle mounts, i am looking a bit like a mad scientist in this one. i know i know, it is time for my spring hair cut and beard trim.
i needed more bottle braze-ons for my current frame project, so rather than order a bag of 10 for $3 and wait for them to get shipped to me, i opted to make 2 more just to hold me over. i need a couple other supplies so ill be putting in an order with henry james soon.
i started out with a length of mild steel rod, drilled out the center, then hand tapped it for an m5 bolt using the lathe as a guide.
once tapped i turned down the OD to a shoulder. the small diameter is 1/4".
then i parted it off, and made another. they look just like bottle mounts!
im gonna try not to run out of these any more!