Thursday, August 2, 2012

All night ... Espresso Machine Part 2

The last weeks have been crazy from designing parts for Green energy companies to getting ready to do some more concept electric motorcycle stuff in the weeks to come...

The shop is coming along and like normal the work over powers the projects so the fun stuff keeps stacking up waiting for the day when its fun time.

With a lot of new jobs and projects came the need for a bigger and better lathe, my buddy Gary Aragon helps me out getting them there sweet deals on them there fancy sweet machines, its good to know people understand that not everyone has a endless bank account overflowing and that people still believe in people and their passion, think without Gary and Uncle Ed at Pacific Machinery I wouldn't have such a cool shop filled with old beat up machines that I love, they always make sure I have the correct machine to get the job done.

A sweet Padova Lathe from Italy ready to rock.....

So I was so excited about the new lathe, I spun up all the parts so fast I didn't even get a picture of making them...

When welding copper,stainless and dirty metal, I prefer to use a breathing respirator because of the oxides and other base metals burning off, one of the major things is safety when welding.


I am a prototyper and move very fast and can be caught not always wearing my mask, I have set rules for myself, any welding over a few minutes and I will wear protection. 

You don't know what your breathing so why risk it....

Its an old welders secret that Cilantro in your food can help with heavy metal deposits in your blood.... Don't quote me on that but I have heard it a few times...

Party time.... My little Miller Maxstar is the perfect machine to get this job done...
On my new bench set up bought with T-shirt money...
Figured no one wants a Table on their arm sleeve of the MLS shirt they bought


Getting Luckey in Kentucky.....
This is my favorite job...
4:00 AM welding and still stoked...

By 6 AM when the sun came up, I was about half done....
Those are little high pressure sight glasses on top
The water level and fill tube beside that.
The pull lever and all the other stuff will go in the middle...
Theres a lot more to come so stick around...

Jen and I had to escape this weekend to go to LA for Russell Mitchel's wedding
We made a stop by to see Jim at Cranky's Bikes in Santa Barbara, CA to see what he had going,
we decieded to take the dogs out for a walk on the ridgeline near the ocean, so nice out...

The wedding was really cool in Malibu, CA on the beach.
Russell owner of Exile Cycles and Rachell had a rad wedding,
My old boss Roland Sands was even there.
It was funny to see some famous people there from various bands and getting to pretend like we had no clue who they were.

2 comments:

  1. Thanks for stopping by Santa Barbara. It's always great to see your ugly mug, it was awesome meeting Jen, and I'll bet everyone was really stoked that you decided to take a shower!

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    1. Yep it's true I was a bit crusty.....

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