Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Fork joy

Clean and ready to polish, using..........a polishing wheel pulled from a skip of a closing garage on the A6 about 15 years ago, time to inspect the lowering kit, what the fuck, I paid £80 for a set of cut down springs, just a bit pissed, time to do the job myself

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Order out of chaos

"Chaos theory studies the behavior of dynamical systems that are highly sensitive to initial conditions, an effect which is popularly referred to as the butterfly effect. Small differences in initial conditions yield widely diverging outcomes for such dynamical systems, rendering long-term prediction impossible in general. This happens even though these systems are deterministic, meaning that their future behavior is fully determined by their initial conditions, with no random elements involved. In other words, the deterministic nature of these systems does not make them predictable. This behavior is known as deterministic chaos, or simply chaos"

Just because you cant see it

Doest mean you should leave it there, its not about weight, its not about you looking, its about me knowing!

Portait - By Chris W

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Saturday, 26 January 2013

Old web page

If you google my name one of the first pictures you get is this

Which links to this

Yokes done

Yokes all cleaned and polished, yes polished I know its not me but if you go to so much trouble to grind and file the unwanted castings off the yokes then you have to polish them - just the once

Evening with Mr Ben

Returning home from work on Friday and finding the family sat in front of the TV didnt really sit well with my over activity mind, so I'm straight out and across town to visit Mr Ben.  The next two hours pass quickly as we chat and drink tea and I leave with the idea of my next tattoo, my right arm was always going require some thinking, it has to be right, well you cant wash it off in the shower.

Stem nut cover

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Edinburgh University School of Engineering 1946

 No way were these going to tip, I fished about 30 drawing all beautifully draw by John D Clarke in the 1940's.  Sellers thread 1905 after William Sellers - did you know that?

This accuracy brings joy to my eyes and connects perfectly with my current book "The case for working with your hands" - Matthew Crawford.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Shovel progress

I'm trying a different approach to building the shovel, I'm going to build rolling chassis on a stand and then drop it to the floor to put the motor in - well lets just see........

Friday, 4 January 2013

3/4 of the Wednesday Club attended the classic trials hidden away in the Derbyshire hills.  Over the last couple of years I've got more interested in the BSA trial bikes mainly C12 and C15s.  Ebay knocks them out for starting at £1200 for something that that looks like a road bike with trials tyres to well up to many thousands. This years the was also a rarer C11G the pre unit 250 single made between '39 and '56.  Cause if you really want to play you need a 441 Victor or 480 Cheney but you'll need £8K