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Old 02-02-2013, 02:35 PM   #1576
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Cant wait to see the other striping
I overworked it a bit, but loading piccys now...
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Old 02-02-2013, 02:48 PM   #1577
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Alright, disclaimer: I've striped lots of graphics and flames, but never tried this before and it shows.

When I did the airbrushing on the flames and said it's easy to overdo it? Here is a prime example.






Not terrible, but it doesn't knock my socks off, either. It was still fun, though! 3 paint projects down after a 7 year hiatus feels pretty darn good.
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Old 02-02-2013, 03:28 PM   #1578
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yep, I see what you mean. I guess that is what they call too busy? I think I see waldo in there though....
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When I did the airbrushing on the flames and said it's easy to overdo it? Here is a prime example.






Not terrible, but it doesn't knock my socks off, either. It was still fun, though! 3 paint projects down after a 7 year hiatus feels pretty darn good.
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:17 PM   #1579
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Now that he agrees, lets make it ROOKIE wanna-be welder starting to make some cool things.



I actually think it should remain rookie. it brings people to the thread and then motivate the hell out of them as they follow the progress. thats my 2 cents.


Rookie Fabrication


Who would'nt stop to look at a thread with a title like that ?
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:19 PM   #1580
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Damn, there is some nice work going on here for a bunch of rookies. Meanwhile I'm stuck in a small garage making fender ornaments and crap just to help pass the long winter. Here's one that's just about done...



That is just plain cool !
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Old 02-02-2013, 06:09 PM   #1581
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Alright, disclaimer: I've striped lots of graphics and flames, but never tried this before and it shows.

When I did the airbrushing on the flames and said it's easy to overdo it? Here is a prime example.






Not terrible, but it doesn't knock my socks off, either. It was still fun, though! 3 paint projects down after a 7 year hiatus feels pretty darn good.
Looks cool to me. I could never do that.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:39 AM   #1582
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Not as cool as a racy brake, but my sunday morning project was a cast aluminum fix for the fuel take at the airport. This is one way to fix a bad union, guess it didnt rotate for years and they decided it was cheaper to get it welded then replace it. Not very pretty but also not easy to weld, actually the welding was not too bad it was getting a good clean weld that was a challenge.
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:50 AM   #1583
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Not as cool as a racy brake, but my sunday morning project was a cast aluminum fix for the fuel take at the airport. This is one way to fix a bad union, guess it didnt rotate for years and they decided it was cheaper to get it welded then replace it. Not very pretty but also not easy to weld, actually the welding was not too bad it was getting a good clean weld that was a challenge.
Nice!

And nice welding table, too.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:26 AM   #1584
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Funny title change!



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Old 02-03-2013, 01:02 PM   #1585
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I like that! Did you media blast it for paint?
This one I am going to let rust up as it is going on a buddy's old original bike. If I chrome any I will have to spend a few hours buffing it for the plater.


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That is just plain cool !

Thanks, I think so too. Just got an order to do a larger one for a guy's rat rod.
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:31 PM   #1586
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I have thought about this and I think maybe it would be better to start a new thread " The fabrication thread-rookies welcome" . Then we can still follow Kirk's progress separately ? Of course it would be mandatory that kirk participate in the new thread too Just a thought, I have been on a couple interesting projects lately and I enjoy seeing what others on this site are up to. Any thoughts on this ?
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Old 02-03-2013, 06:55 PM   #1587
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There's already the "Show us something you MADE" thread, but it's not welding / metal specific...


(oh, an yeah, I've been following along for a lonnng while. Wishing my aluminum welds looked half as good as those on this thread... But I don't think they're too bad for what I have to work with). Great thread!
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Old 02-03-2013, 07:22 PM   #1588
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Funny title change!



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Caught that first thing when I logged on tonight...awesome!
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Old 02-04-2013, 01:33 AM   #1589
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Wookie Weld. WW. New company name.
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Old 02-04-2013, 04:45 AM   #1590
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Wookie Weld. WW. New company name.
Well, he said a title change was OK - and since no one else came up with anything, I took my suggestion til something better comes along.
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