Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mini Bike

I was at the local flea market/junk yard the other day and I came upon this mini bike. I asked the guy how much, and he said 25 bucks. I paid him and loaded it into my truck.
Now to most people, all they see is a non running motor and a few worthless scraps of frame tubing. If you have ever met me then you know that I love to mess with things with motors that you can ride in/on. I see a good project.
I have a nephew (or two or three) that will get a kick out of this thing.
More posts and pics to come as I rebuild it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Aluminum tubing

I decided to try a windchime utilizing aluminum tubing. I started with a rather large candle holder and attached the top of a candy dish for the clapper. I then cut the handle off of a spatula and used it to catch the wind. I cut the aluminum tube into sections that increased in size from four inches to twelve inches in one inch increments. I like the way that it turned out and it sounds wonderful. please click on the photo for a larger view.