I’ve had a few people ask what it would look like if I put a reverse lip with the ribbed detail together on a fender - apparently it looks like my new favorite fender!
#metalshaping #sheetmetal #handmade #motorcycle
The unsung hero around here is the often used, but rarely cited, machine shop. Every specialty tool and die needed to build a fender, including the planishing hammer itself, are all made with these machines.
Built a set of custom 23” fenders that needed a little tuning for an exact fit, so I had the customer ship the wheel straight to the shop on my dollar to get it right. When you spend good money on a quality part, you deserve good service as well. Happy with the outcome!
#metalshaping #sheetmetal #handmade
I chased down the sun on a late evening ride last night, and arrived at a place you could only find on a motorcycle. Henry Ford may have brought the world together with the automobile, but it takes two wheels to get away from it all. #whyIride
Here’s a little #tbt - the fuel tank built for the first custom bike to come out of the shop. The reflections wrapping around those nickel-plated curves makes it hard to believe it started out as a flat sheet of steel!