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Junk Art

Charley Davidson
07-08-2010, 06:38 PM
This was my first project with my new welder back in March. I called him "Old Shovel Head" and donated him to a charity for fallen bikers called "Riding With Angels" to raffle or auction off.


07-08-2010, 06:58 PM
I like it, thanks for sharing

07-08-2010, 07:48 PM
Wow! That's great imagination.

07-08-2010, 08:11 PM
That's pretty cool!!!!!!!

07-09-2010, 08:34 AM
Creative, thanks for sharing!!

07-09-2010, 11:25 AM
I like it too. Welding up that chain must have been fun!

Art R.

Charley Davidson
07-09-2010, 12:25 PM
Chain was a major pain in the ass as it was that gold colored zink stuff and between my inexperience and my small welder it was tough.

Charley Davidson
07-09-2010, 11:13 PM
Here's a piece I built today. I would like your opinion on it and what you think would be a fair price to ask for something like this. Once I get enough junk collected I could probably make 15 or 20 of these a day.

07-09-2010, 11:52 PM
I like it!! I saw some motor cycles built of nuts, bolts, bearings, they were much larger and had a price tag of $40-$75 the $75 dollar one weighed about 10 lbs.

07-10-2010, 06:48 AM
Charley, I tried to edit your image size but couldn't with the new forum software. Your last post images are a bit too large making them hard to see on screen. If you use 800X600 as a maximum image size they will always display well. You can get the free Microsoft Image Resizer to get large images down to a good display size.
Here is a link to the Windows XP image resizer Microsoft PowerToys for Windows XP (http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/downloads/powertoys/xppowertoys.mspx)
The bike looks cool, the bearing for the rear wheel is unique.

Charley Davidson
07-10-2010, 08:57 AM
Don't know why these were so big. I take all my pics with my camera phone. I'll work on them.

07-11-2010, 09:28 AM
Very cool and great imagination. Are you gonna paint it flat black?

Charley Davidson
07-11-2010, 09:37 AM
Not going to paint it at all, I think it is done as is may get the fender wet so it will start to rust a little but that's about it.

Thanks for the compliment

Charley Davidson
07-11-2010, 09:46 AM
Couldn't find the "Edit" button so I just added these resized pics

07-11-2010, 09:52 AM
Looks pretty cool. I guess you are into Re-cycling.

07-11-2010, 10:16 AM
Charley, pretty cool stuff glad you are not in my neighborhood, or my wife would have you bought out, keep it up

07-11-2010, 10:44 AM
The more I look the more I like it. I just noticed the thimble for the headlamp, great idea.

Charley Davidson
07-11-2010, 11:15 AM
Looks pretty cool. I guess you are into Re-cycling.

Funny you say that as I started a bike shop years ago called RE-Cycle never got off the ground but my new venture is all about going green and making useful and functional things out of items that have outlived their intended usefulness keeping them out of the land fills and scrap yards. Re-Made in America

I have a 40 foot tour bus that I have lived in for the past 5 years that runs on WVO I have driven the last 35,000 miles on just $1000.00 worth of diesel fuel, I have both solar electric & hot water panels that need finished hooking up. Unfortunately I need to sell it to really finance my new venture properly.

07-11-2010, 12:18 PM
Good luck with it Charley.

Art R.

07-11-2010, 08:29 PM
[QUOTE=Charley Davidson;16736]Couldn't find the "Edit" button so I just added these resized pics

Charlie, I have changed the permissions on the forum to allow users to edit their own posts. Hope this helps.