I used my nicest hardware on this one. I'm nearly done but I was short a couple of braze-ons for the gear cables. I had to order them and it will delay completion of the frame until Monday.
I bronze brazed the seat lug and seat stays. I always do this as I want everything to hold together for many many years. It is a challenge to braze this cleanly , especially for a guy who has not built a lugged frame for a few years.
I'm pretty sure that this is the most refined frame of its kind that I have built. It is simple and clean but there was a ton of filing on the lugs prior to brazing . I really am enjoying the process of putting this one together.