Thursday, April 28, 2011

Don't ask me

I don't know why it happens, but some days the welding flows just right.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Southbend 9" lathe

With the new acquisition of a larger Logan, my beloved SB 9" lathe could be on the chopping block. Perfect size for a garage builder or small shop, runs on 110v, comes with some tooling, 4 + 3 jaw chucks, and a quick change tool post with holders, and the ever elusive milling attachment that alone goes for $300+ on eBay all the time. Perfect condition , no rust or any issues. You can still get parts for these machines and rebuild them when needed. $1000, I'll bolt it to a pallet and wrap it, you arrange shipping or pick up. I know it seems like a lot of loot, but these machines are worth it.

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Saturday, April 23, 2011

Derek Ring Illustration

Went to an art show that doubled as a intimate gathering to congratulate the recipients of the Worcester Arts Council Fellowship Grant. Congratulations to Artist/illustrator Derek Ring and poet Alex Charalambides on receiving the grants!

Below are a few bad pictures of Derek's bad-ass zombie illustrations. I'd like to own all three.

Friday, April 22, 2011


I find myself daydreaming while I tig weld from time to time. Most of the time it's images and design of metal to be created, but sometimes it's random stuff that inspires me. Here's a few images I can remember from the last month or so.

Tim's 2 into 1

From this.

To this.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Tank for KB

Sending this out to my friend Kim of BCM and Bench*Mark, can't wait to see what it ends up on. Skinny minnie.

The cyclops

Make it fit

For Tim's shovel, using my old girl as the model.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Save the paint...

... and narrow the fender by 3/4", those were Matt's directions. Well, I saved as much of the paint that welding the seam made possible. He's got a matching G.M.E. frisco sportster tank with matching vintage paint too.

finishing details


Ok, I live about 3 mile from my shop. To make sure I don't become a fat ass (because I'm addicted to onion dip and chips) I'll be riding to the shop on this newly stripped down Fuji. Got to keep my kicker knee in shape, you know. I'm no hipster.

I've pumped up the tires and put a chain on since I took this pic.


Michael wanted his Wassell to sit level with the motor mount tube on his 650 unit frame.

Sunday, April 10, 2011


To this day whenever I see a VW bus, I can only think of that stupid neck medallion. It's good to see the boys still making some music.

Show Class

Show Class Mag... get ready and be exited.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

New seat..

... for the shovel. Now my lady friend will have a more comfy place to sit.

A little something

Andy's tank project

Andy came to me a while ago with a tank and mount setup made by Fab Kevin that would fit a stock shovel swingarm frame without cutting any of the original mounts off. Everything was perfect already, but he wanted a narrow tank made to fit the mounting system so he could have a choice of tanks to run. The tank tunnel was a real pain in the ass... but it's done. Add a fuel outlet, modify the rear tunnel/frame gap/bottom lip and it'll be ready to ship.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Just beat it

Side by side

A 2.2 gal shell and one on a 1.5" diet, for visual reference.