Thanks Gilbert. You are right. the true test will be to see it rolling. I'm happy that it looks good but "works good" is more important.
I had to take some time off yesterday obviously but I spent the last couple of days fitting the wheel/brake and clearing up some minor clearance and alignment issues. I'm very happy with the way it it works. I felt pretty smart for a moment, then reminded myself I had only copied a hundred year old design.
Wret your fork is a very impressive piece of work and complements your beautiful fabrication to date. Hope you've some good weather to test ride...looking forward to reports of your impressions. Best in the coming new year. Rick C.