Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Completed lamp installation

Here are three lamps that were built for Dwellings Interior Design in Costa Mesa last year. This was a fun project. I look forward to building more of these fixtures.

Friday, April 23, 2010

some random photos from week

I saw this great painting at the Long Beach Antique swap last weekend and I'm glad I shot a photo. It has great perspective. There is also a nice shot or two of Hannah, daughter of Jun and Seiko. She was kicking around on the gym and I took a pic. Also a photo proving that she is taller than a vintage 100 watt Marshall head. There is also one of Tran, the apholsterer for the AvalonBar getting set up for our nightly poker game. The 1932 Ford 4 door was taken at the shop this afternoon. Pokey put that car together in a week.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

monarch boardtracker

I am not sure what bars these are off of but I have a similar pair on a tandem I restored last year. They look just right now that I put them on the boardtracker. Joe got me a nice pair of chain tires from Long Beach swap so I'm footboards and a seat away from tearing down main street.

Friday, April 2, 2010

panel progress

Here are some photos of the shop where I spend my days at and of the panel with it's newly restored and apholstered two-piece suburban bench seat. I have two openings on the floor under the seat where I need to add plates so I can mount the suburban seat correctly. The seat's mounting bracket drops into this hole. I went to IMS metals in Irvine and spent an hour digging thru the remnant pile and ended up just going up to the front and buying a new sheet of 26 gauge for 67 cents a pound. They wanted to charge me 24 bucks for three cuts on the shear! DAmn! I'll take it to Banzai Machine tomorrow and use his shear. There is a nice view of the recently painted dash also. It looks like I am going to need to remove the head and take it to a guy in Santa Ana who removes broken studs and taps. A drag but it will give me a chance to spice up the engine compartment a bit more. / So the shear was too weak at Banzai so I had to go back to IMS to cut the plate and damn it if it isn't just barely off and a centimeter too big. Figures. That and Rodney has my hand grinder. My template sucked. That will teach me to measure twice before having something cut. The guy at IMS gave me the Saturday price. 3 cuts for 10 bucks! Alright!

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