Monday, November 29, 2010

First Clock

I used a little oval dish for this clock, it went together fairly easily. I had the intention of numbering it, but I felt that the little gold colored plastic numbers that came with the clock action would detract from the over all look of the piece. As you can see the rose embellishment is located in place of the numbers 12, 3, 6, and 9 ...... hopefully the roses will serve as enough of an indicator that you could tell the time by this clock. Otherwise whats the point? You can click on the pic for a larger view

Tilted Wind Chime

This little chime utilizes an oval dish set on an angle so that the chimes hang in a circle. The chimes are 1 " aluminum tubing and the clackers are skeleton keys. I like the way this one turned out even though the picture doesn't do it justice. Tell me what you think, and as always click on the pic for a larger view.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mini Bike

Well this is the completed mini bike. Just covered the seat about an hour ago and mounted it. That was the last thing to do on the bike and now it is done. Since the last post I completely tore down the frame, cleaned and painted it, Then I started on the engine. That is where I ran into some trouble. The engine that was on the frame was shot, so I went and got a 5 hp briggs from the junkyard and rebuilt it. Once it was running I tried to fit it on the frame, the new motor was too tall! So I went to harbor freight and bought this Honda clone 2 1/2 hp motor. Now I have a extra motor in the shop, Darn!
I ordered a new centrifugal clutch, chain, sprocket, and twist throttle, and put the little bike together. I have ridden it around my driveway and the bike pulled me around,(although I am sure I looked like a Shriner in a parade)! I think the nephews will enjoy it.