Pendants, trivets, and a pony
Gettin stuff made - will get these in the mail in the next few days. I won't get the rest out til the week of the 16th, am taking a... Read more
Gotta get these promos outta here
I'm finally back in the shop and cranking out the promo items. It has been a whirlwind of experience with the carousel - Burning man, California (SF & SD), and... Read more
Vroom Vroom! First drive
Rollin. Lost an airhose there at the end, and the steering is a little slow, but there's still time to fix it. And that squeaky belt too, but man the glasspack... Read more
Catwalk is up, and UP
There's been so much happening here it's kind of hard to summarize. The ship's a ship, the deck frames are on, the folding and bracing figured out, the flip down... Read more
visions of metal tubing
We're in it now, it's day after day after night after night of tubing intersecting with other tubing... a blur of grinding wheels, saw blades, rust, welding flash.
It's... Read more
And we're just crankin away here at the shop - there's nothing like welding, grinding, or trying to think at 100+ temperature.
The weather here in Tonasket is a lot like Burning... Read more
Trailer frame mayhem
It's been a busy bunch of days here at the shop. The place was broken into over the weekend and the hooligans made off with our laptops and some little... Read more
Eric's horse, trailer build
And we're off.
Barley is fabbing up the trailer frame, it's a monster. This will be the core of the piece, and is hella stout to take all the intended... Read more
Here we are - Barley and I - tacking up a horse. See me get a welding sunburn. The lack of skin protection is retarded, I know. Those little tacks... Read more
Update - June 21
Lots of head-scratching work here at the shop - after much deliberation, and cross researching every option, we ordered the 2,000 dollars worth of trailer parts (axles, springs, wheels, and... Read more
boy, all this figuring out, it sure gets complicated. Thankfully, I've got assistance!
Here's what's been happening at the shop :
More metal cutting
Sparky, Andy's dog, and the neighbor's dog fall in love
And, as always, ironing out the details.
We've got... Read more
Whoo metal cut!
Barley, Andy and I got most of the original metal trusses and frames cut up for the new format. All the time spent laying out the cut... Read more
Build Update June 13
Thank you to all our backers!
We retrieved the donor truck, pressure washed and then pulled the motor and transmission - they're gonna power the carousel. A 250... Read more
Build update June 11
Got a bunch of stuff sorted out today - the old drives and motors work great, the cranks are ready to make some horses go up and down. No problems.... Read more