In answer to the questions...
Are the legs formed somehow? Or am I looking at the crown tubes? Do you do that yourself?
Gump...everything is handmade. The pics of the mitering is showing the offset cut made to form the scallop miter in the dropout. The cut is made, dropout inserted and tacked to the flat/remaining portion of the tube, a scallop cut piece of tubing is then inserted to match the inside radius and everything is then welded/silver soldered together to form the finished dropout.
How long did it take to build them and would subsequent forks be quicker to build?
Any plans on making more?
Steve...the original forks took a loooong time as I had to create a new fixture and work out the kinks to get the process down. A finished fork would now take me about 10 hours with paint to build one at a time.
As for making more, this was a personal project for my Yo, as I wanted to build my own rather than search for a used fork. I offered one to Ti Fat Man as I was touched by his lament of selling the original and having trouble sourcing another NOS. Morally, I would not want to profit from another's design and success (Chris Chance). As discussed numerous times on Fat Cogs, I don't know what the legal restraints would be as trademarks and patents are suspect to be expired. Would I build another for a bleeding heart desperate to complete a project....perhaps.
Not retro or period correct but I wonder if the design could accomodate disc mount tabs?
Tangent...with the increased wall diameter of the .035" tubing the fork would easily handle the rigors of disc work.