Rather than the turnbuckle I've taken to using old sail battens with bandsawn grooves in the ends and a length on thin rope with knots in. It is not as finely adjustable, but I can loosen a knot and tighten it just a few millimetres away quickly and simply. Made from my old windsurfing sails this is a reuse that makes sense and cost nothing. Do love to see another woodworker with a collection of bikes though!
It is nice to see something very practical shown on Fine Woodworking's website. Very refreshing, not much craftsman super ego shown, down to earth. Thanks
Amen KMacRae! On a related note, I wonder if the bikes in Tim's shop have working brakes since he mentioned using bicycle brake cables for his drawing bows (LOL).
It's great to see a 'real' shop. The bicycles in the shot do not detract from the video production. They demonstrate that a hobbyist, like many of us, can have experience and skills without a 2000sq ft dedicated shop. In my small garage I've got 7 bikes, 2 canoes, and more than your average homeowners share of yard, plumbing, electrical, painting, metal fab... equipment fighting for woodworking space and time.