Friday, October 24, 2008

Just another villain

I've got a couple orders for this style tank right now.  This is what it looks like with only the width of the center cap area chopped out.  The finished tank should hold 2+ gallons of go juice. 

Thursday, October 23, 2008

This is the lineup!

This is the beginning of what's on my plate right now.
I thank everyone for the work that comes my way.

Tail section

This is what it looks like, waiting on a set of shocks from my friend Aaron so I can start thinking about the mounts.

It works!

I knew my lathe worked, I just couldn't think of a better title for this post at the time of creation.  Brass bits for a top secret project.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008


I was recently called out by my friend Ashley about not updating my blog enough.  This new post is dedicated to him.  Finished tank with some brass bits.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

New project

I decided to finally do something with the '71 XS650 I had sitting around in boxes.  The direction of this project is some sort of cafe/street tracker fusion bike.  I'm picking away at this while taking breaks from tank welding sessions.  I like looking at stuff for a long time, sometimes too long.  I guess it helps keep me from rushing into bad decisions.
The basic frame bends are done and pieced together.  This baby got a new backbone and tail section which will clean the lines up when all together.  Aside from that, the frame retains the stock engine cradle and swing arm mounts.

Monday, October 13, 2008

New addition to my shop

I've been waiting to buy a lathe for my shop for a while, and now I have one.  This 1938 South Bend 9" workshop lathe will take care of me.  What a pretty machine.

paint work

Here's a couple images of a tank I made that ended up in the hands of Jaymes @ Blue Moon Kustoms.  I've had the pleasure of seeing some of my work squirted by some really talented people.  Check out Jaymes's blog to see the work he put in on this tank, among other gems.

Friday, October 3, 2008

Aaron's tank

Just finished a tank for a bike my friend Aaron is building for a customer.  It's going on a XS650 frame that he reconstructed, I'm sure this bike will be a bad ass scoot.