been making a few fenders

I shot a quick little process video this morning about fender production. The fenders have been piling up in the shop over the last few weeks, so I decided to do the final push to get a batch finished up.  It was a lengthier process than it will be in the future because I took the time to make special jigs and tools for just about every step.  I’m particularly happy with my little radius sanding fixture!

Part of the point of spreading out into two separate spaces earlier this summer was to be able to have fender production be something that’s always happening in the background.  A few hours here and there until I’ve got enough of them to sell.  The only way not to go absolutely crazy with this sort of production work is to have each step pretty well dialed in and to be able to do those steps in pretty big batches.  This particular batch is just about finished.  20 sets of full coverage fenders.  I’ll be oiling them up over the next couple of days, and putting them up for sale on the website early in the week.  You heard it here first, and you’re getting a little advanced warning!  Last time I did batch of fenders and sent an email out to my mailing list about it, they were gone in an hour and a half!!

In other news, that creepy CEA number has been back down to normal for two blood tests in a row!  Weeee!

ok.  Back to work.

12 Responses to “been making a few fenders”

  1. Alicia

    Great vid!! You have such an amazing baggage of creativity and energy there, it’s no w onder the numbers go down on you. Nothing can beat you!!!!!

    Great news, Ezra!

  2. ashley

    kick ass!!!!

    the CEA number. the fenders. all of it. and thanks for the update:) So good to see you working away…

  3. tim

    fabulous news, all around. and that’s quite the wood shop.

  4. carolyn

    wonderful!

  5. mochuelin

    Happy for the work with fenders, and so much happy for the CEA levels, go to work because it’s fantastic!!

  6. megan

    i’m glad to see Putney overseeing the operation and doing a quality check. her stamp of approval is golden.

  7. Laurie

    You’re going to force me to buy a custom bike. But first, I need to start riding the one I have more than once a quarter…

  8. Chris

    My fenders and racks are the two things that get the most attention on my bike, they’re really beautiful.

    I was hoping for some sweet lamination footage, maybe next vid?

  9. maia

    Ah!!! So great! Miss you guys!

  10. Kevin Linehan

    You’re still amazing people.

  11. Matt

    Great to hear the numbers are back to normal, Ez. Back to work AND making fenders, excellent!

  12. Silvino González

    Excellent news my friend, take care. And the video is great.

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