Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Aluminum makes me happy

Barnstorm Cycles/SPCL '79 has been a long time sponsor of the WPI Robtics Teams, handling all of their aluminum welding needs. Here is a couple shots of a frame I just TIG'd for them. These things are crazy.  Its awesome to be a part of something a little different, but still very much about fabrication and design.

Thursday, January 26, 2012


This is the start of a fully handmade aluminum tank I am doing for a Ducati Monster.  The material is 3003-H14 .080" Aluminum.  Once annealed, aluminum is pretty great to work with and shape.  And becuase its .080" thick, when the tank is done, there will still be plenty of material and thickness left for worry-free metal finishing. 
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Friday, January 13, 2012

Simple Hammer Form

.083" Annealed Aluminum

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Thursday, January 12, 2012

New Stuff!!

Make sure you check out The Barnstorm/SCPL '79 Big Cartel Site, we've got a some new products up....some new fab parts that we've designed for the garage builders out there, as well as some new Bar styles, Battery Box's and a new Headlight mount!

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Here is a little preview: