I’ve now retired, i wasn’t going to retire fully but all those hours being scrunched up at the lathe has taken its toll, if Quasimodo and i were in a handsome man competition on a beach it would be me with sand in my face! I have loved crafting titanium into useful and beautiful objects and in the process have […]
Recently i’ve had few customers from overseas who have said they would pay for their parts via Paypal using the ‘gift’ or ‘family and friends’ option so i don’t get the charges, some forget and some say they have but i’ve still ended up with fees to pay. As I always make clear any fees attached to payments come straight […]
I’ve just made a titanium front axle for Wayne Rainey’s old Honda VFR, i think the engine mounting bolt is for it as well but i could be wrong, my customer has a lot of intriguing machines!
A month ago I drowned my phone in a river whilst bothering trout. Mobile phones and I just don’t get along very well, there is usually some drama going on that requires me to want to fling it off a cliff or pour acid all over it. Sometimes it isn’t the actual phone but the service provider or spare parts […]
Douglas D Zaster called this morning and freaked my phase converter out completely, which has the knock on effect of freaking me out completely! Result being I can’t run the machines until its fixed, so for everyone who is waiting for jobs I’m really sorry but there will be a bit of a delay until I’ve worked out whats wrong […]
Here are uggins of titanium valve retainers and seats I’ve made for a team who race Honda’s. I had stepped cutters ground to form the collet angle and step, its the only way I’ve found to cut the angle accurately and repeatedly.
Even though i always ask for payments made through Paypal to be sent as a ‘gift’ (as any charges come straight out of my wages), very few people do, so i often end up losing money. Some how that doesn’t feel fair when i’ve worked my bollocks off and charged as little as i can, its not fair on me […]
This is a titanium oil cooler bolt I made for a Yamaha R1. They are really quite spectacular all sexied up and glinting in titanium, as well as being shed loads lighter, win win!
That marvellous man Mark at H&D Racing needed some more titanium goodies for his Montessa/Honda customers, some engine mounting bolts, suspensions bolts and a couple of swinging arm axles. I waiste the engine mounting bolts to make them lighter, the originals are solid lumps of pig iron from what i can gather, so we sexy them up!
Here’s a titanium front wheel spindle for a Suzuki GSXR, modified to take an alloy pull cup. it was fun to make, and the bike its going on is John Reynolds old one.