In the course of building a few of my own bicycles I’ve built quite a bit of my own tooling to hold, fixture, etc… Based on pictures of some of the nicer Anvil and Sputnik tooling, I decided to draw up and machine my own.
The first necessity was being able to hold tubes in the vice. Made a set for a couple different tube sizes.
The chainstay tooling is most similar to the Anvil.
Seat stay tool is like the Sputnik.
I used mostly aluminum for everything and machined on a bridgeport style mill.
Frame jig is of the 80/20 variety with custom made bits to interface with the bike. Mounting of the dropouts has changed a few times. The first iteration wasn’t perfect!
Need your own set of tools designed or built? Let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org.