The Start of Design

My journey started with a custom fabbed mirror bracket. I saw some random brackets made out of all different types of materials so I thought I'd give it a go. So on to the bar napkin sketch pad, grabbed some scrap aluminum and started building.  I individually cut pieces out on the bandsaw, filed, and fit. Then lathe cut custom bullets with threads and finally painstakingly tried to tig weld all of the aluminum together. I sent the picture to a friend and he wanted to buy some. Ok, so lets start the mass manufacturing. I built 7 brackets which took a couple days and all were slightly different. On the lathe while cutting threads I messed up my measurement...

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