Thursday, March 31, 2011

Pipes







Shawn and I finished up welding the pipes and got the mounts sorted out on a customers bike. He'll be putting a set of fishtails on it. If it were my bike I'd prefer to make some flared bells tips for the ends of the pipes.

frame tabs



Had a small batch of these frame tabs cut out. They're coped to fit 1" tubing nicely.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Dimples





Made a set of bars for a customer and didn't realize they would be needing dimples. Didn't have time to think too much, had to just wing it.

Done on .120 wall stainless tubing
-make a dimple die for the small hydraulic press
-heat tubing
-press
-finesse a bit with the BFH

Monday, March 28, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

2nd go round



2nd riser/dogbone/bar combo finished a bit ago.

Monday, March 21, 2011

In my head

Needed to take a few hours Sunday to play with an idea I had bouncing around in my head. At times I get more of a feeling to build something rather than a vision. Sometimes it works, sometimes it just doesn't look right. To me, the important thing is to try a different idea, move my way through a process, complete the feeling.





Some fine tuning and slight aesthetic changes and they'll feel just right.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

fixture today


For them there z-bar things.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

LE CONTAINER


Always dazzling with beautiful imagery, art, and design. The LE CONTAINER blog always inspires me.

Tapered


A customer wanter some wider z-bars built to his specs that tapered in a bit. A little tweaking, weld on some risers, and we'll be right as rain.

Narrow z-bars






You must be saying to yourself, "Does this guy make anything without narrow in the title?". Well, I like narrow stuff. I made these bars testing out some of the adjustments on the cold saw while waiting on some metal/bungs to finish up some customer orders.

1" .120 wall stainless narrow z-bars with knurling and width to fit Biltwell slimline risers on a 3.5" mount perfectly. These are up for grabs, so if you have any interest drop me a line at roche.special.79@gmail.com. Have a good weekend everybody, I've got to go walk a dog.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Running wires





A little machine work so I can run some mini switches.

Monday, March 7, 2011

I know this is boring...

... but the cold saw makes such nice 45 degree cuts, I had to take a pic.

Narrow windows



Guzzi

I have a total love for Moto Guzzis. I really need to get off my ass and build my Ambassador. Rebuilt motor... check. Titled loop frame... check. Stupid for not getting to it yet... check.

A cool one from Q3.


A clean, simple example from the Wrenchmonkees.


Classic LeMans beauty

Sunday, March 6, 2011

some neat metal pics




Some good old pics stolen from weldingweb.com.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Short rabbits

Stainless with a bit of silicon bronze on the center detail.


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Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Short windows

Stainless short windows, wider than needed right now.






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