Sunday, November 23, 2008

Tahoe City Run 2009?

This is my favorite place.  Jack Carver and his family built this cabin with their own hands in '78, no frills but it's as perfect as it gets.  The lake is at the bottom of his street and the Sherwood bowl @ Alpine Meadows is at the top.  I try to get out West to spend time there as often as possible, adding to the great memories I've already stockpiled.  I'm lucky to be able to call Jack my friend.
I'd love to pack up my bike and drive from MA to Lake Tahoe summer 09.  Anyone game?

Side table

One more archived picture of a piece of furniture I made a while back.  I have some new pieces in the works that should be finished soon.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Another XS pic

Just posting a couple pictures of the tank and tail section together.  Gotta get the front end on soon so I can decide on bar design.

Knife fight

Another photo dug up from the way back machine.  I took a knifemaking class at the craft center I used to teach at and this is what I came up with.  Forging hot metal is so fun, I want to build a knife forge in my shop.   

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Some furniture bits

I finally found where I had stashed some photos of furniture and other bits I designed/built.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tail section

Here's some progress pics on the tail section of the XS. 


I can remember waking up at 4am when I was a kid so I could watch "The Road Warrior"on my half-assed movie channel called "The Preview Channel".  I don't know if anybody else remembers this, but subscribers would get this box with one button on it that would de-scramble a UHF channel so you could watch movies that they would run.  This was so long ago it was before I knew anybody with a VCR.
Well, this post is for my friend Terry Parker.  He is a collector and fanatic of all that is Mad Max.  Copies of the movie scripts, original artwork, and even a replica of Toecutter's KZ.  Terry's a talented fabricator who builds some cool bikes.  I'll be fabbing a tank and bars for his next build, not because he can't, he just want's to build it with parts his friends have had a hand in.

So much fun

Some tank liner kits really suck.  This is what the liner of my friend Gregg's tank on his Benelli looks like.  It's a good thing he's one of my best friends, because this isn't fun in the least bit.

Sunday, November 9, 2008


Picture bailing a chest high frontside air on a vert ramp, knee-sliding to the flat bottom and catching a screw with your hand on the way down.  That's not the way it happened, but it sounds way cooler than slipping and falling on your ass while walking your dog into your back yard to pee.  Nice way to wake up on a Sunday morning before the first sip of coffee.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Nothing special

I just liked this image, all artsy fartsy.

Friday, November 7, 2008

Couple more

Here's a couple more shots of Blair's tank with the tunnel and mounts finished.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Oh Canada

This one is for Blair's ironhead project.  He needed a mustang tank that was about 20" in length and 11" at it's widest point, so we started with a stock 4 gallon model.  After shifting the fuel bung over to allow for narrowing, this is how she looks.  Add a tunnel and mounts and it's off to our neighbors to the North.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Aahhh, warm water

Back in the shop.  Vacation was nice, now it's time to work.