Thursday, July 26, 2012

Resurrecting Giants.

A 1939-1942 Delta 17" drill press with foot pedal. This is the largest one they made at the time.
 In 1942 this drill sold for a whopping $155....which according to the interweb equals $2256 today.

You can guess at the age of the machine because the oldest of the Delta serial no. tags were red and silver, and were made of aluminum. They switched to a wax coated cardboard type tag once WWII got heated so they could conserve metal.

Also, I called Delta`s hotline and they had no record of this serial number. Which makes sense because they only started keeping track of serial numbers after 1942.

The story behind this machine is that it was originally from the U.S. and was used to aid in the manufacture
of military aircraft during WWII. Afterwards it got into the hands of one of the aircraft mechanics, then was sold to the owner of a metal fab company, where it became their go to drill press for years. Until it was replaced and sat in the back lot for about 15 years behind pallets of storage racks...Until I saw it.

It needs a re-wire due to mice eating the cables and possibly new windings in the motor. Other than that,
this thing is bulletproof.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

The Bandit.

This is one of the coolest signs to date, for one of the raddest clients. These
are the first pictures of it and he said I could do whatever I wanted.
So here it is. I really hope you like it!

This was definately an honor to be able to make something that is
 going to hang in the showroom at the Church of Choppers HQ. 
Thankyou for the opportunity Jeff,
and keep up the good work man.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

BF4 mind blowers.

ones from the road.

What used to be Exile Cycles.

Parts Hoard.

Home made 20+ over springer graveyard;
 "Proof that guys have been drinking and doing drugs for a long time."
Rikuo -  a Japanese Harley Davidson clone.

An amazing collection of parts and complete bikes. Everything is real and everything is for sale. Give yourself a few hours to look around because Jeff will give you the full tour and theres alot to see. If you`re in Oregon do yourself a favor and drop by.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

Bark at the Poon.

This Wednesday at Fortune.

If you`re into Metal, smoking Backwoods cigars and dudes with deep voices..this is it.

I met these guys at the campsite in California, and now
they`re on tour through Van. Small world. Good times.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

2858.30748 miles.

in 6 days...with one day for the show. Amazing times and rad people. I was greeted back to Canada with rain and border line ups. Stoked.