Wednesday, October 28, 2009

The Willys

I started building this rod a few years ago. It is pretty unconventional because it is powered by a 1970 Datsun 240Z engine and trans.

Sunday, October 25, 2009

Behind the scenes...

at the photo shoot to finish up the web site. This is the cyclocross bike I designed and built as well as painted last year. The color is not for everyone but I like it... Pink is a Power Color!!! ;)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Special #6 on display

Thanks to Scott at East Side Harley, Speed Shop Special #6 is proudly displayed with the beautiful north west (Seattle) in the background. It is for sale so if you have some cash burning a hole in your pocket go talk to Scott ;)

Friday, October 23, 2009

Winter Bike

Other wise known as a rain bike here in Seattle. I had it apart for a while because I had stolen some parts from her for my cross bike. This bike is my commuter for the most part so she only gets about fifty wiles a week put on her. I built and painted her back in grad school around 1995... I wish I had more of that lace I used in the paint because I have not been able to find it since.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

My nine to five

My day job as designer at gives me the opportunity to design some pretty cool pieces. Here I am adjusting a detail on a glass topped table for a photo shoot. I designed this piece a year or two ago. We collaborate with a local glass artist who makes the top for us. The three inch think glass weights about 450lbs all on it's own. The steel legs are the lightest parts because they are English wheeled 16 gage steel. I like this table lots and so do our showrooms ;)

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Coming soon to your computer....

My web site!

I'm pretty excited to get it finalized and fully operational. My goal is to have it completed for November 17th because that it the day that the January issue of Hot Bike comes out with a feature on Special #6. It takes so much stinking work to take all the images, edit all the images, write something clever, and get it formatted and working. I'll be so happy when it's done!

Bustin some BSA butt

I have been working every spare moment on the BSA project these past couple of weeks. Lots of parts machined and cut out of sheet steel for the front end. I also have the hubs and clencher rims prepped and ready for powdercoating then off for some custom spokes.

Here are some images of the steerer tube and head tube assembly. I'm pretty close to starting the sheet metal for the front end so I am super excited!!!

I am machining lots of stuff from stainless on this bike like my last one(#6) because it allows me to not have to worry about plating effecting my tolerances plus a stainless finish never fails ;)

Mags RULE!

I just love this bike. The metal finishes on it are perfect.
I can't imagine what it is like riding it with those ribbed car tires front AND rear.

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Lots of chips but no fish

Spent the day at the mill and the lathe making components for the BSA projects girder fork.

I will whittle down the aluminum linkages some more once I am happy with how the fork works and I don't want to modify anything.

Working my nine to five at makes it hard to spend as many hours as I would like on this project but I am working like hell when I can to have this bike done by May 2010.

Crossing my fingers!!!