My brilliant coworker @madebynick posted this clever little fix for his bike, and I thought you all might like to see it.
In Nick’s own words:
“One of the primary reasons for me buying my Glowforge was to make tools, fixtures and jigs. Here’s an example. This one is for installing an external bottom bracket cup. I’m likely only to use this tool once a year so there was no point buying the real thing, plus, by laser cutting it from acrylic, it won’t marr the soft aluminium surface of the part!”
I’m not a bike person, so here’s a little more explanation of what this actually does:
“On your bike, the pedals attach to the crank arms. The axle of the crank arms go through the bottom bracket, and the bottom bracket is screwed into the frame. It’s basically the housing for the bearings that allows the axle of your crank arms to spin.”
Replaces this part, which costs about ~$20.
Nick also shared this acrylic splash-guard he made for his milkshake maker. I had no idea he had a milkshake maker so I’m going to invite myself over for splash-free milkshakes ASAP.