Thursday, May 31, 2012

I'm just going to sit here

And do nothing. People watching, reading Sideburn, and having a beer. Thanks Gary @ Sideburn for the info on spots to hit and Tommy said it best...hard earned beer! 9 months since my last one. Cheers!

Monday, May 28, 2012

60 years ago

Ben would have been welding battleships. This Memorial Day he simply welded my sissy bar. It ain't so sissy anymore.
Found a herd of wild, rusty steel buffalo.
Bens hard-wood, hand made frame slider close up. These things rival most fine furniture you see.

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Friday, May 25, 2012

dirtballs came over

and all got me wanting an enduro bike.
Honda Elsinore is a neat bike. Hens teeth rare, but I want one something bad.

Summer Night in Madison

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

As seen on chug cult...

In relation to Ben eliminating his key, and Dan saying he interested in doing the same... A instrument 1/4 jack wred up instead of said key. awesome.
In particular, this would interest a nerd guitar dork, too bad there are not any of "those" types on here.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

My latest mod...

...was not intentional.

I am embarrassed to say how much this little mistake has cost me. Let's just say it was an expensive lesson in proper kickstand deployment.

Time for a little DVM therapy.

Thursday, May 17, 2012


How to make exquisite wooden frame sliders in 5 or so easy steps.

We start with an "ingot" of Arizona Ironwood, completely not the same as the local Wisconsin ironwood, which is from the birch family.  The Arizona stuff is from the bean family.

A lathe is great for making square things round.  I don't have one so a guy named Dwight with a bitchin homebuilt shovel in his garage turned my ingot round for me.  Thanks Dwight!

Drilling out the center.  These tight grained woods make a big mess.

Routing with one hand while taking a picture with the other.  If the phone is smart, why do I have to be?

Getting it smoother than I can ever hope to be.  One handed again.

Not sure how functional they will be but I think they're pretty.

* edit to include a picture of the actual "ingot" instead of a boring stock photo

new 6 over trailer...

Looks lke you need to go to BF4 to get it, at first anyways. Who's in? I can go about 50-60 miles between gas staion stops, should take about five weeks to get there at that pace...

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

cobweb clearin'

kinda hard to see, but the new lid came with a big chicken on the side of it...

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

DPR Nomad

Craig posted this on myface er spacebook er...I like some of this footage.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Umm, not sure, but...

I don't think they are supposed to look like this?
Long day of literally going backwards, but hopefully in the end will result in having little details done correctly. My pet frog provided a little comic relief.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Open Horizon

RIP Mr. Shelby

Not sure that any man other than my Father had more of an influence on me then Carrol Shelby. My artwork as a young buck consisted of either a Mustang Fastback or his Cobra. 

Digging through the archives of my childhood and one would find many a pic of me, my Pa and one of his many Mustangs. The one I remember the most was his Ocean Blue was a fucking animal! My Pa tells me the story of when I was about 5 yrs old and sitting on the console between the two front seats when he hammered down on that fastback....I was to be found in the trunk as he had removed the back bench seat for some all important weight savings. I wont go into detail on his "state of mind" in those days but lets just say he probably thought it was a good idea for me to sit with no seatbelt ontop of the console while he demonstrated how well the traction bars worked.

Rest In Peace Mr. Shelby.

Friday, May 11, 2012

a couple friday randoms

Truer words have never been spoken
glass, grass, or cash. nobody rides for free..
let it breathe....

Thursday, May 10, 2012

A little icing

on the poop cake I like to call a vacation.

Floyd's in Manistique, MI (when not being recognized for their ground breaking neon work) is a nice respite from the hospitality of the Michigan U.P., which mainly consists of watered down varnish gas and cold-ass nights at a campground with locked up toilets and no running water.  Floyd himself will come out of the kitchen to remind you of your mistakes in ordering the breakfast you wanted, and the grief it has caused him.  But he does it in such a way that you want to give him a hug and leave a big tip.

And on the way home, a quick stop at the hallowed ground..

Cycle Zombies.

I hate them only because I am insanely jealous of them. This vid will make you think the Deus dudes are a bunch of pussies with their fancy surfboard racks. gay ass cycle zombie blog can be clicked and cussed at here...

Still messed up about

the passing of MCA.
this is a streaming version of Hot Sauce Committee Part Two it's really good.
Took a pilgrimage a few years ago to find the real Pauls Boutique building. NYC, 2009 (ish)
The original album art. now back to motorcycles and burnt out war zones.

Thug Life

Forearm Workout

Monday, May 7, 2012

Deep Creep.... the business yo. No match for that stuck ass motor mount bolt. The PB is in the garbage where it belongs.

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Depleted uranium...

...looks so nice with flowers growing out of it. Stumbled onto this bombed out Russian T-72 or Serb M-84 tank and found a DPR sticker on the bumper. Huh. Didn't know they were fans.
Someone come over and help me get that turbo charger out of there...I think its still usable.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

After much anticipation...

We are ready to drop. DPR has teamed up with NGK to produce the worlds finest, hottest, and fucking coolest spark plug. This plug is so rad, it'll blow the brains right out of your head. Your bike will go so fast you'll more than likely shit your pants. The chicks will be so hot after you, you'll no doubt end up in divorce court. There will be a caution label on this plug, stating that if you are not prepared to be this fucking rad, then go to the ganky little auto parts store and buy the cheap-ass, commie built champions. Let me present the DPR8ea-9.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Poundin' Boxers

Getting the front end lifted up redneck-style. 'Merica.
After buying up the Mt. Horeb Quik Trip's entire supply of $1 Boxer 24oz silos, we headed to Dan's shop for some metal shaping fun.
The finished fender blank. Dave's hammers and Dan's english wheel did pretty nice work even though I was using them. Sorry about the fuzzy photos, referred to as "boxer vision".
Very funny Tom. You know I prefer fluorescent green dildos.

Thursday, May 3, 2012


There is a pretty good photo tutorial for forming a basic aluminum fender here.  Lovin the gas bottle cap hammer.

Tonight, I will attempt the same at Dan's shop.