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10-29-2007 12:51 PM
home brew
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Originally Posted by BoneHeadCustomz
Split tube, 16 ga.
Thanks for the reply.
10-29-2007 08:25 AM
BoneHeadCustomz Split tube, 16 ga.
10-29-2007 12:17 AM
home brew That's neat!! Love the casket shaped grille shell which goes along with the skull. Is the front of that shell made with split tubing or did you roll your own?
10-28-2007 05:41 PM
BoneHeadCustomz Still looking for the knife pics, (yours look great though).

In the mean while let me show you my grill, and skull,the lights are also turn signals.
10-26-2007 09:46 PM
Chevrolet4x4s Heres the ones that I made,need to do a little more buffing on them though,I need to finish up some of the other ones I have started
Shane
10-26-2007 09:25 PM
BoneHeadCustomz Sure, I don't have any digital pics of mine, they were pre digital. They are in color though. Now to find them.
10-26-2007 07:24 PM
Chevrolet4x4s Can we see them? Ill post a pic of the ones I made if you dont mind me putting it in your thread.
Shane
10-26-2007 06:37 PM
BoneHeadCustomz Didn't make that knife, My Dad put that together. I have made a few though.
10-26-2007 06:14 PM
Chevrolet4x4s Did you make the knife too?
Shane
10-26-2007 05:22 PM
BoneHeadCustomz Here is a better picture of Slim. His head is made from the inner fender from an old Ford pickup. I heated, and shaped the head. ( with a torch, and a hammer) The rest of him is justs bits and shapes of metal. He has a spring on his jaw that holds it shut. Something like this is just a matter of making the metal look like what you want. Not really much how to on this one.
10-26-2007 01:19 PM
BoneHeadCustomz
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Originally Posted by powerrodsmike
That's what we're talking about

Thank you...I'm sorry if was a little forthright in my last post.

Sharing is where it's at,Here is a wiki that Jon and I wrote detailing a process using a material that I like to work with. The process itself is not the art, using the process to create what you want is. Homebrew said it well.

Using the information in that wiki a guy could create a part for himself that could be as small as a cupholder for his console, or as large as a complete car body..a few more techniques and specialized materials and you could build a 120' sailboat or an airplane. A guy is only limited by his imagination. (not you Boneheadcustoms...your imagination is very well developed. )

I look forward to seeing your process.




Later, mikey
Thanks Mikey, I read your wiki. Good stuff. I'll try to add more info to my posts. Years ago I had some of my work "knocked off" in china. That may have ruined my attitude a little.
10-26-2007 01:14 PM
BoneHeadCustomz Moving on. This is a picture of a mig weld. I used .025 wire here. After you have mastered basic welding, the key is being steady, and acurate. Again, don't move on until you can do this, at this size every time. Being able to place molten steel where you want to every time is important. Besides being able to weld.
10-26-2007 01:13 PM
powerrodsmike That's what we're talking about

Thank you...I'm sorry if was a little forthright in my last post.

Sharing is where it's at,Here is a wiki that Jon and I wrote detailing a process using a material that I like to work with. The process itself is not the art, using the process to create what you want is. Homebrew said it well.

Using the information in that wiki a guy could create a part for himself that could be as small as a cupholder for his console, or as large as a complete car body..a few more techniques and specialized materials and you could build a 120' sailboat or an airplane. A guy is only limited by his imagination. (not you Boneheadcustoms...your imagination is very well developed. )

I look forward to seeing your process.




Later, mikey
10-26-2007 01:05 PM
BoneHeadCustomz The breakaway from tradition comes at this point. The old time black smith would thin the section down where the nose will be. Then bend it back upon itself. It is much easier to cut the section off just above where the nose goes, then weld the cut off piece coming off for the neck. Then go back and re- heat the whole thing. Shape the nose, eyes, and neck, centerpunch the holes. Grind off the welds, heat and hammer the area afterwards.
(Maybe I should move this from the art section to the tech section.)
On this knife stand I twisted the rest of the bar and shaped the rest for the butt of the knife.

I know this is not how you make a skull, but you have to get past this point to continue.
10-26-2007 12:20 PM
BoneHeadCustomz Okay, start with these basic shapes. This starts out as a 5/8 square bar. Split it in two about 1-1/2 deep. Heat that in your forge, or with a torch. split the two halfs to a 90 degree bend, so what you have looks like a 't'. Hammer those to outer bars to points. Texture hot with a chisel. To be continued........
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