(11-01-2010, 12:09 PM)KC-Steve Wrote: I was thinking of making my own truing stand too. Do you have pics of yours you could share?
I will try to get some taken and posted - am in a bit of a rush this week because on Thursday, I go to China for three weeks.
I used two pieces of 3/4" aluminum angle, 1/8" thick, 14" long. One end of each needs to be cut as square as you can, the other end doesn't matter. 14" is long enough for a 27" wheel without tire, or a 26" wheel with tire. I don't know about 700c; as I don't have any.
Clamp the two pieces together, to form a 'T'; with the good ends matched as perfectly as you can.
Drill a hole thru the leg of the 'T' - going thru both pieces of angle. The hole should be centered approximately 5/16" from the end, and 5/16" from the bottom of the 'T' - AWAY from the "good" end. This hole needs to be enlarged to a bit over 10mm - 13/32" drill if you have one - I ended up using 1/2". It is easiest to drill use a center punch, drill a smaller hole like 1/8"; then separate the pieces to enlarge the hole.
On the front edge of the table, I screwed down a 36" x 2" x 1/8" piece of steel, for my dial indicator's magnetic base to grab on to. 2" width is about the minimum for the magnetic base. 18" would have been plenty long, but I was too lazy to cut the steel.
I used 3" angle brackets to attach the aluminum angle to the work table. #10-32 flat head screws were used to attach the brackets to the aluminum, and 1 5/8" construction screws for the brackets to the table. The first upright is screwed to the table, butted up against the steel bar. I used a blank axle with nuts jammed at the OLD for the wheel to be trued to set the spacing of the uprights before screwing the second one to the table.
The dial indicator in the link is very similar to what I have.