We’ve been working two or three days a week on this thing. This means we’ve been making a lot of progress, but I haven’t had the time to blog about it much. Let me see if I can catch things up to something remotely current… We finally got started on the driveshaft. We welded it …read more
We cut out a large steel frame for the table top. This will be a weight bearing aspect of the frame, so we used our beefy stuff. We welded up a nice rectangle a few inches smaller than what our table will be and put it on top of our wooden jigs. We just needed …read more
We finished crimping in the spokes for our wheels. Over 196 spokes to make and then mount into the 4 wheels. Luckily we won’t have to do that again. We bought an old golf cart that we hope to use for steering and suspension parts. I threw all of the plastic away and removed the …read more
We made some great progress today on the kinetic sculpture. I’m going to let the pictures tell the story.
For the past 4 years, I’ve been jealous of the kinetic sculptures at Burning Man. Duane Flatmo’s beautiful creations were the first to catch my eye. But soon I was noticing many other art bikes on the playa. I kept dreaming about building my own, but I couldn’t wrap my mind around how to get …read more
The ugliest part of my Spitfire has been the wheels. I had intended on cleaning them up and re-painting them, but having the vehicle undriveable for a few days to do so was unthinkable. But, with the car laid up with the transmission work, it was a great time to get this done. The rust …read more