"So this one year at..." The Backyard Bike Builders meet in Muskegon, MI Derek @miller_custom_creations caught a duck at the campground and thought it'd be funny to put it in Tony's tent, since he went to bed early...well "early" by The Flatlanders standards...and it was...it was funny as hell!!! Since then Tony has embraced his duck fetish and asked me to create a So'full duck. He's been very patient and the right pieces finally presented themselves. This is not what I originally had in mind, but it seems fitting that a duck "fleeing the scene" makes sense. There's still a lot to add in detail...like maybe shorten that giant Perry the Platypus bill...but I like the direction this has taken and I hope Tony does.
I was given this plaster #ratfink statue as a gift from Mrs. Mary Gard. It was given to her and her husband Richard as a gift from #bigdaddy#edroth himself. Ed used to stay with them when he visited Casey, IL for the Shriners Parade...at Richard's suggestion. The only compensation Ed required was the plane ticket and ice cream.
Mary it was great visiting with you, I look forward to our next encounter. Thanks again for all the cool stuff! I dig it!!!
Below is a link to a post from the So'full Garage blog after Richard's passing.
RIP Mr. Gard
I've been working on these damn header pipes for two hours and just finished them. I saw a potato masher today at Goodwill and thought "that should work". It had all the bends I felt I needed for the pipes on this rod. I cut em all to length in about five minutes but then getting them in place and lined up right was the challenge. There's no jig for this, and gloves are clumsy. So it's hold in place and tack, burn a finger, break it off cuz it's not right, clean up the metal, try again. I think I finally got em where I want em. Now onto the rest...