Framebuilding with Dave Bohm: Day 7

It’s too late to write a thorough summary of today’s events. For the most part I worked on preparing and brazing the seat tube to the bottom bracket. Dave says we’re on track to finish our frames by Friday but oh man is there still a lot of work to be done.

Brazing the seat tube to the bottom bracket turned out really well. I slightly charred one of the lug tips, but I didn’t end up getting any silver on the lug itself, a new achievement for me. The shorelines should only require a bit of touch up to get nice and crisp.

I also brazed on the seat tube sleeve. I started this one without Dave’s supervision and ended up charring a lug tip and getting silver all over it. Oh well. At least a know why it happened.

The bottom bracket and seat tube are looking pretty good post braze.
The bottom bracket and seat tube are looking pretty good post braze.
After washing off the flux, it looks like I won't have to do a lot of filing to get this joint looking good. That's good. Cleaning off excess filler is probably one of he more time consuming tasks.
After washing off the flux, it looks like I won’t have to do a lot of filing to get this joint looking good. That’s good. Cleaning off excess filler is probably one of he more time consuming tasks.
The seat tube sleeve got a bit charred, but the shorelines are looking good. A little file work should make it handsome enough.
The seat tube sleeve got a bit charred, but the shorelines are looking good. A little file work should make it handsome enough.

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