Machine Shop Recommendation?

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Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by BigBird » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:13 pm

I live in Frederick (Braddock Heights) and just need a steering stem pressed out of a triple clamp, turned down to a smaller diameter and pressed back in place.

Looking for recommendation on where to take it.

THANKS!

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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by Rut Row » Tue Aug 11, 2015 2:32 pm

call Curtis at Full Circle V-Twin in Hagerstown. (240) 347-4663

Tell him I sent ya.
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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by B00ST00 » Tue Aug 11, 2015 4:34 pm

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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by BigBird » Tue Aug 11, 2015 5:21 pm

I had one excellent result with Curtis. BUT the last time is was pretty much a disaster. He took a month to do a one or two hour job even after I told him I REALLY needed it in a few days (2 weeks into the month) and sort of refused to answer my inquiries as to what was happening. etc. So I need to go somewhere else.
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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by Rut Row » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:34 pm

BigBird wrote:I had one excellent result with Curtis. BUT the last time is was pretty much a disaster. He took a month to do a one or two hour job even after I told him I REALLY needed it in a few days (2 weeks into the month) and sort of refused to answer my inquiries as to what was happening. etc. So I need to go somewhere else.
I had a similar experience several years ago. I thought he was reformed. Hopefully that was an exception.
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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by anotherguy » Tue Aug 11, 2015 7:43 pm

Bill Coleman Linthicum MD. A bit of a drive for you but he will do a good job and not burn you on cost. 410-799-2906 I've known Bill since I was a kid and he's always been busy so if you're in a hurry he may not be your guy. Nicest guy you'll ever meet.

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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by Skinny-J » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:04 pm

anotherguy wrote:Bill Coleman Linthicum MD. A bit of a drive for you but he will do a good job and not burn you on cost. 410-799-2906 I've known Bill since I was a kid and he's always been busy so if you're in a hurry he may not be your guy. Nicest guy you'll ever meet.
A buddy of mine tells me all kinds of stories from when he used to work at Coleman Brother Speed Shop; I think Bill was one of the owners. From the stories, it was a pretty fun place to work....

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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by trialsrider » Wed Aug 12, 2015 12:27 pm

Skinny-J wrote:
anotherguy wrote:Bill Coleman Linthicum MD. A bit of a drive for you but he will do a good job and not burn you on cost. 410-799-2906 I've known Bill since I was a kid and he's always been busy so if you're in a hurry he may not be your guy. Nicest guy you'll ever meet.
A buddy of mine tells me all kinds of stories from when he used to work at Coleman Brother Speed Shop; I think Bill was one of the owners. From the stories, it was a pretty fun place to work....
Man that was a great place. I spent many my days in my youth there.


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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by Rut Row » Wed Aug 12, 2015 1:36 pm

I have a lathe but no press.
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Re: Machine Shop Recommendation?

Post by Skinny-J » Wed Aug 12, 2015 2:06 pm

trialsrider wrote:
Man that was a great place. I spent many my days in my youth there.
Wow, small world. Did you know a counter-guy named Tom Lenhoff? That's my buddy...

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