Friday, February 25, 2011

concurrent projects

at any one time i have a few things cooking. sometimes one will get bumped to a back burner for a while. other times i will only briefly pause a project because i might need to mull it over, so i work on something else to clear the head. you know what i mean...

here are 3 things ive got going on right now-

trying to repair my horizontal bandsaw.

something i have not done in a while, making a lug for a rack

building a bender for 1/2" tubing

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

bikes with boxes


IMAG0601, originally uploaded by rackntroll.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

next rack nearly done

platform and legs

counter-bored feetsies

cutting the legs to length

rear supports fitted up

all brazed together. the fork crown mount and backstop should be on soon.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

bits for racks


IMG_6268, originally uploaded by rackntroll.

a few bits made on the lathe for the next racks.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

all done

basically all done, i will probably add a few braze-ons at some point.





picture time


tacked


capping the open tube


my camera is clearly picking up the IR light the heated metal emits. in person the tubing in the first picture is glowing white/yellow, the other picture a dark red. interesting, eh?


i filed down the weld bead around the cap for a clean(er) look. yes the welds are pretty ugly. i really want a smaller welding nozzle, it should help a lot with the very small workpieces.



coped and ready to be prepped then welded