Monty has also crafted his tension hooks out of spoons, and they are ready to install. He very cleverly drilled and tapped holes in a tab that he bent in the end of each spoon. This enables him to use screws going through the brackets, rather than threaded rods and nuts, to control the tension on his head. We now have to wait for the head to arrive. The original estimate was May.
|The spoon-made hooks, ready to install|
|My rim with brackets (Courtesy of Monty)|
In the meantime, Clint has been proceeding as well. Both Clint and I finally got around to shaping our tension hoops and took them to Dan Shady to get them silver soldered. We picked them up on Friday. Clint had decided to have his rim powder coated in a semi-gloss black finish. He was notified on Friday that it was ready, and he picked it up. It looks great: