I made the roller in the handle out of some scrap low carbon steel and cut the stock for the side plates in no time. Laying out my hole locations in the side plates and die was quick. I then bolted the handle extension on. 50″ of leverage outta be enough to bend some little fork blades.
I also had to weld the part that stops the tube up.
Next I’ll attach the wooden die to a 6′ long 2×10 and the tool will be complete.
I used a shit load of washers on this thing. LOL!
Now, I’ll be building myself a disc cyclocross fork because my next project will be a disc cross frame for myself.
Thanks again and ride safe out there!