Thursday, March 31, 2011


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


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
-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


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


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 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


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

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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