07 Jun 2020

Truing stand beta


Development hasn’t stopped on my truing stand. The software has been stable for more than a year but recent changes make it the tool I really wanted. After a few hardware revisions, that part is working well too. For a peek at both check out the video below.

I designed and built this tool for my own purposes as a professional wheelbuilder but it’s generated a surprising amount of interest. Whether that’s curiosity or commercial demand is hazy so, below the video, find a short survey to shed light on the matter. If you can, please contribute! All questions are optional and the survey can be submitted anonymously if you prefer.

On the tech front I have a handful of units I’d like to distribute for outside testing and feedback. If you’d like to be a tester, please use the survey to express your interest.

(For communication purposes the “wheels” in the screencast part of the video are simulations. I have a simulation driver for testing the user interface, which lets me try wheels far worse than I encounter in the workshop. No wheels were harmed in the design of this system.)


You would be most likely to add digital truing to your workshop as

If you imagine upgrading an existing truing stand with digital controls, what cost/configuration would be justified by the expected benefits? Check all that apply if any. Figures in USD.

Would the package be enhanced by including a display at an additional cost?

What platform would you be likely to use as a display? Check all that apply.

What should the tool be named?

Do you have a truing stand equipped with test indicators already?

How often do you build or repair wheels?

Are you interested in receiving a unit for in return for providing feedback?

Use this space for additional feedback on survey questions or on the system itself.

This box is for sharing your contact information. (optional)