Wednesday, February 17, 2010

I got pegged :p

The other day I spent way too much time on the mill making these pegs for my rear-sets. More of what I like to call freestyle machining. I always have a general idea in my mind but as I whittle away I let it evolve. I feel that it just makes a better part in the long run. Reacting to lines and proportions as they change is a very exciting way to see something materialize. These started life as 4 1/2" long pieces of 1 1/2" diameter 6061 T6 rod. I plan to do a fair amount of hand finishing and then maybe a bead blasting and spot polishing for final finish... we will see.

Friday, February 12, 2010


Next week I will be buying the aluminum for the one piece tail piece and fuel tank for the BSA. To get under way with it's fabrication I need to turn a few parts such as oil filler, gas cap, and the petcock bung. Today I was able to pump out the gas cap and it's bug and I am really happy with it. It's over sized in that it is 3.75" in diameter but very thin. It will fit the top of the tank perfectly. I can't wait to get the sheet metal underway!