Monday, September 21, 2015

One hundred saws and planes on the wall, one hundred saws and planes....

Not quite a hundred but you get the idea. Stage one is finished. I can now move on to other things and be able to find stuff while I'm working. Now that it's up there, I definitely think it needs doors of some sort. I'll be hanging more things in it as I go along and I still have to pull it all down to finish taping the drywall and paint. At least, that monster Stanley #8C up there is off the bench top.
I broke down and used my Makita drill to drive some screws in the wall and to attach the cleats on the back but other than that, this piece was made entirely with hand tools. Not that it really matters either way.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Cabinet glue up

Monday, September 14, 2015

The rest of the bike

My dad posted a partial pic of this bike and said he'd like to see the entire bike. it is. The photographer is Jean-Francois Muguet. There are a few more pics of this amazing motorcycle, as well as, a few other Hondas here. JFM's website is here. Very nice work Monsieur Muguet.

Wednesday, September 09, 2015


EDIT: I just had a minute when I posted this so I didn't include much text. I 'm ALWAYS up to my elbows in projects. Some of them are fun, interesting things and some of them are much less fun and mostly not interesting at all. So at the moment I literally have three minutes to finish this but here's what's up with the photos. I found this box in my Uncle John's barn when I was helping clean it out a couple years ago. I just needed to drag some stuff home and it was there. I have been doing some woodworking lately. I'm lacking in storage and the tools are literally piling up on the bench. So even though I should be doing other things I need to get a rack built to hold my commonly used tools. It will mostly be open but I need a little drawer for small stuff. I thought I could knock this apart, plane the boards and put it back together. Easier said than done but I think it will work, and its walnut! Since then I think I may have another use for the box but I will carry on rebuilding it. More later, I hear the bell. Rock on.   

As found
After a little planing

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

Early Superbike Engine covers

Yoshimura on a GS


I've never seen one like this before. 
Vetter (home brew)

Another home brew

Monday, June 29, 2015


From El Corra Motors

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Continuing ruminations on the BSA redesign

I'm at a loss for words at the moment. No reason save for the fact that I've been steeped in numbers lately. Anyway, pictures of nice Oil-In-Frame British motorcycles. Three BSA's and a Triumph.
I don't know if the Triumph pieces all work together or not. But then again it's a lovely motorcycle and I keep going back to it. I like it. The BSA on the bottom has some nice bits but the seat doesn't work on that bike. They've got their peanut butter and chocolate all mixed up. Needs a Rocket Gold Star seat.  I'm still working on the design of our sidecover.


Tumblr Neo-Hippie

Lost the link

From here