Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Made In China

Support the China you live in or live in the China you support?

Saturday, July 21, 2012

I had no hand in this what so ever but my 7 year old nephew wants to be a Fitter and Turner! Not a fireman, not a police man, not even a bloody zoo keeper but a Fitter and Turner. THIS makes me very happy and when "Poppy" said he would bring him round my house to see how a lathe works he thought that was cool. Sure he may change is mind and end up an office clerk, but for now wanting to "make metal shapes in machines" is enough for me.

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Sunday, May 6, 2012

May Day

"It is a tragedy of the first magnitude that millions of people have ceased to use their hands as hands. Nature has bestowed upon us this great gift that is our hands. If the craze for machinery methods continues, it is highly likely that a time will come when we shall be so incapacitated and weak that we shall curse ourselves for having forgotten the use of the living machines given to us by God." Mahathma Ghandi

Sunday, April 15, 2012


440.... I never get tired of looking at this car. But if i'd seen it in primer and you'd have said you wanted to paint it purple, i would never have imagined it would turn out this good.

The carson top and ribbed bumpers make this car.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Eight Sides

Fuck I'm bored waiting on parts. At Christmas they told me end of January start of February, then it was end of February start of March, know it's who are you again? I'm dead set starting a hotrod shop, I'd only have to give half the customer service to earn a living.
Anyways since all i seem to do is walk around my garage looking lost, today i thought to match the coffin tank I'd have a fair crack at making an oil tank. This is as far as i got before i knocked over an empty beer bottle and broke glass everywhere and decided diner was more important. Shit happens, but someone should definitely build a bike and put these parts to use. That someone could be YOU? You can have em' for next to nothing if you let me build a sissy bar as well, i got a killer idea for one to match.

For Mr Riley

Sunday, March 11, 2012


Life is stranger than fiction.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Coffin Tank

Had a little spare time at work this week waiting for some painted parts to come back from the painters, so with nothing to do I thought I'd make something. I don't know where the idea to build a coffin tank came from, just something quick and easy i thought i could get knocked on the head real quick. As always whenever you start building something the parts turn up and i had to finish it at home.
Anyways the first day i played around with a full size template, just like the saying "Rome wasn't built without a template." Happy with the template I high fived myself before transferring it into sheet metal. Normal panel steel is 0.9mm usually but i used 1.1mm. Doesn't sound like much but this tank could cop a beating, super solid but not in a heavy way. The tank was built based on the measurements of a Sportster tank. It's as long as a Sportster tank, half an inch out of the overall height and an inch narrower.
Perfect fit makes for easy welding.
Cleaned up the welds and shazam the end result for now. Still needs a filler neck, petcock, and a base/tunnel. Obviously i don't have an intended use for this tank so the tunnel will get made if i ever find someone with a need for it.

Super happy on how it turned out. Imagine this fucker painted! You want it or one like it?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

You Wouldn't Like It

It's a pretty crap place.
Full of weird dudes with impressive beards
and crazy boozers.
Best you stay home and leave the good times up to someone else.


Terry "FISH" Gill. He was here for a good time not for a long time.
My dad gets around a bit these days, he used to work in shearing sheds when he was younger and goes bush whenever he can. He took this photo at East McDonals, which is just an hours drive from the middle of nowhere.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Grooming Tips 101

People often ask me "Doc how do you get your beard so luxurious?" Condition rinse and repeat. They also want to know whats happening with the hotrod? I'm waiting on parts man, shit i told you already, I'm all talk no action!
Anyways the old rusty Hemi goes to the machine shop tomorrow so i can throw wads of cash at it to make it work or at least see if it can be made to work. I got my doubts but if it doesn't at least i got a sweet beard to fall back on. And isn't that what lifes all about?

Wednesday, February 15, 2012


Crazy cruisers of Geneva's club garage.

Daves Whip

Dave i would definitely pay money to see you ghost ride this whip.
Dave is a good friend, he has to be he knows too many of my secrets, but if i found him naked with a belt around his neck performing that choking wanking thing they do, i would definitely rearrange his body to look like a suicide. He's that good a friend!
P.S. ditch the rims.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Moon Shooter

Be exactly who you want to be, do what you want to do.
I am he, and she is she and you're the only you.
No one else has got your eyes, can see the things you see.
It's up to you to change your life, and your life's not up to me.
The problems that you suffer are from problems that you make.
The shit we have to climb through is the shit we choose to take.
If you don't like the life you live, change it now it's yours.
Nothing has effect if you don't recognise the cause.

Quitting my job to become a bush poet slash wheel standing stunt pilot. Which ever one gets more bitches.

Saturday, February 11, 2012


Found an old photo of me from back in 68' throwing down some hard earned cash for this sweet tyre. Never could afford the other one.

Sunday, February 5, 2012


My old dragster is looking a little worse for wear. I gave it a quick hose and a wipe down and cruised the badlands of my neighbourhood. Needless to say i'm not as fit as i once was.

Monday, January 30, 2012

Thats Fuckin' Art

I know art mate and that's fuckin' it!
I cut some ally up and made a box to practice some welds after having an attack of the shaky hands after the xmas break. I did some more welding today and it looked worse than this so I'm thinking about joining the arts and craft movement and selling 'Folk' art to the tourists.

Originally it went in the bin but i guy at work fished it out and did a quick polish jobie, so now with a plant in it and I'm going to give it to me dear ol' mum. In give i mean sell.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Monday, January 9, 2012

Sometimes.... all comes together

Saturday, January 7, 2012


That's one big bit of rotating metal. A friend Sam i used to work with sent me this current example of what he's working on for the University of Queensland. It's something to do with an experimental rocket that when it reaches outer space it get propelled by compressed oxygen and may one day deliver parcels slash humans from Australia to America in under a two hours......or so they say.

Sunday, January 1, 2012