Friday, April 22, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Monday, April 11, 2011
These were a great find. The first 3 are 'Paterson Unionmade' in different levels of wear. The last one is unlabeled but is by far the best, the wear is perfect and has the red line edge on the denim. Next step, find a old box of chore coats just like these.
Found these over the weekend as well, but they're so pretty they deserved their own section. There are about 200 issues dating from the early 40's to the late 50's. If you've never seen this magazine before, its an amazing picture reference, here's the best 18.
Saturday, April 9, 2011
|The condensed water vapor that comes out from the barrel gives a nice effect.|
It's finally nice enough out to remind me it's Spring, which means it's almost time to dust off the pumpkin cannon.
My dad saw one of these and thought he'd try his hand at building one. It has a great Mad Max look to it as all the components are scrapped. The tank was salvaged from a naval base and is rated up to 1000psi. The highest we've dared is 250psi which put a pumpkin through 3/4" ply at 150 feet. The cannon is built into a trailer and the barrel folds in half so it doesn't look like heavy artillery driving down the road. The compressor runs off a belt from an old gas motor so it can be taken and fire anywhere.