Usually I keep our tooling close to home…
But this here shock mount radius-cutting-chingus is too fun not to share:
I put a bearing bore & land into the lower piece of Al, then bolted the top part together via a sealed bearing. The resulting tool pivots like butter and maintains rigidity well enough to turn out nice, shiny parts. Next I’m going to put stops on it so it can run the cosmetic/weight reducing relief in the same operation.
New Cane Creek shocks are here
The new Song shocks are Cloud Nines now, essentially the same shock we’ve been using but with a different, prettier air can. Also, the valve stem gets mounted on the side instead of the top like the AD5 does- which is a nice space saver if you’re jamming a big ol’ sleeping bag stuff sack there, such as the fine offerings from Carousel Design Works.