Saturday, July 21, 2012

Still working

Just got back from Canada, spent a month with my Dale built a ton of really cool shit, went to born free, built a bike, saw the rockies and had a blast!

I'll be filing in photos later on when I'm not enjoying the New England weather, for those who havnt been, Canada is cold!

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Tuesday, April 10, 2012

For Sale: Aluminum weld in bung

$25 takes it. Fits Pingel or stock HD petcock.

Shipping included in price, just send me an email.

I don't think anyone offers these for sale either...

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Outlaw Garage

What do we think about Jesse James' new show? I caught it last night and think it has potential. However, these producers can't get away from Bs TV drama which I find disappointing. The car they can't go wrong putting your name on that!

Problems, they show Jesse using a slitting saw chucked in a drill chuck on his mill, they don't show enough of his awesome machines, they show maybe 5 minutes of actual fab work and the rest is all nonsense interview Bs.

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Monday, April 9, 2012


You can check out more of my pictures on Instagram hash leospeedshop

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Remote Petcock

This has to be one of my favorite ways to regulate fuel

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Saturday, April 7, 2012

How we do

Nothing better looking than fresh shiny dimes

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Thursday, April 5, 2012

Casting Machine

Just finished this machine for a local jeweler, Now it just needs a name. Any suggestions?

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Friday, March 9, 2012

Jewelry Castings

Been doing some bronze castings of wax carvings I have made. These are the first of the batch, made so I can mold them and make more. It's a really fun process, a bit stressful at times but also very rewarding. I'll be making some different things from these carvings coming soon, plus working on rings and other such things.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Sissy Bar

Johns new Bar, thought long and hard how to design a simple sissy bar that hadn't been done before. Not really an easy assignment considering these things are basic by nature serving only two real functions and they have been created since the birth of Choppers. So, I had better post this thing before someone else designs and builds one just like it then I look like the copy-cat.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012


I made 112 (total) of these bushings in around 10hrs once I was set up and in a rythm. Without the new machine I would have hung myself. Run time for one piece was around 1min 10sec. The handling time killed me, drilling and cutting, then getting set back up to run another. I started making a parting tool for this lathe but time wasn't on my side and I couldn't finish it before these needed to be delivered. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

The "real deal"

Standard BPT r8 vs. of the mill that accepts this tooling to come

Friday, January 27, 2012

Velocity stack pt.2


Thank God for the collet chuck! With out it I would have never been able to get the cross slide close enough to the spindle as I needed to. This chuck by nature moves the work out about 3" past standard scroll type chucks. I made the "boring bar" insert holder today and finished up the rest of the stack. The inside was much more difficult to get a smooth finish on because the bar has flex by nature and causes chatter, so I braced it up some with my hand and got a decent finish. Ill take the small inconsistencies out with some emery tomorrow.