Winter Toque

Winter is here and it was time for a new toque, so in the season promotions, I'm promoting myself this year!

Sammy Hagar T-Bucket

I had the opportunity to go to the Hard Rock Hotel in Punta Cana and in one of the Lobbies is this 1926 Ford T-Bucket, own by Sammy Hagar.

Pinstriped flames down the sides, as well as accents front and back.

And a 58 Vett motor, it screams old school cool!

Hand Painted Signs

I have not been working hard enough for my reads, I painted a sign over the weekend, installed it and do not have one picture of this new hand painted sign to show off.

I'm sorry and will work harder to get you pictures and maybe a video here and there for you to see.

I did however do some maintenance on my brushes, its a tip I got from Alan Johnson.
In a metal brownie tray, pour some thinner (mineral spirits) in the bottom, place your brushes in the tray and let the soak. All the paint will work out and leave them nice and clean for the next time you use them.

PS. some chemicals can be harmful to real hair brushes so please, do your home work.

StreetRod Giveaway

This month John at TBucketplans is giving away 4 complete set of Streetrod 101 DVD Library, over 17 hours of build tips, click the link below it's a Global giveaway!

Everyone likes free stuff enter today, this is a time limited order form the month of October.


Ed Hamburger

Tonight's letter job was on an old original stock class drag car, I was asked to add the 'Hamburger' back on two sides of this Duster! It was very cool working on this old car!
The owner has taken so much time and dedication to get it back to its original state, finding and talking with past owners and even getting original parts to put back on to this old girl.
Life is good!

Art Space

Going to get half the art studio(garage) cleaned out this weekend!

Hope I can resist the erg to tinker!!! Wish me luck.

Keep Practicing

Had a cover up done today!
Just a little reminder very time I look down to keep practicing!

Paint Mask

Finally got some work done tonight, just samples and still can't find any X-ACTO knifes, had the weed these holding a blade between my fingers (oh ya find the extra blades), moving has it's trying times!

Studio

Spent a good full hour clean and organizing, now have about 10 sq ft to work in....
Got the vinyl cutter setup and have a couple paint masks to do later tonight.

And just about done the 'honey do list'.

Art Studio

After long reflection on the little space, it's not going to work, the limited space has many safety issues and a very large expense, to get fresh air into the room when painting (safety).

The new plan!
Insulate the two car garage, add a heater and ventilation.
So no more eating out and buying coffee, time to save money for the insulation and drywall.

And the biggest hurdle is emptying the garage, it's full of stuff from the old house and candy machines!

So if you are reading this and are business or property owner in Clarington I have and very nice candy machine for your high traffic store!


VW Hall Table

Finish Pinstriping last weekend at Autofest and sold this weekend, BUT just realized I never took a photo of it finished :(

Autofest

Great weekend at Autofest,
lots of very nice cars and people

The charity auction was one of the best to date!

Below is a sample of what I painted Sunday, it's Penelope Pit Stop on a bowling pin and is far from finished, keep checking back for updates.

Things to do

Still things to do around the 'new to us' house, lots to do, sort, unpack, so no work on the paint studio to share.
But on a sidebar I can't believe some people don't check/change the furnace filter...

Practice, Practice, Practice

Not much of that has been going on around here just moved 12 days ago.

This SIGN 'pun intended' is from an old sign painting book Unkl Ian gave me.

Check out Unkl Ian at http://www.flyingeyeballs.net

New paint studio

We have move and I get to put together a new paint studio!!! It's not big, which for me is a good thing, I have a tendency of collecting too much stuff!
So lean and mean from hear on in.. Easel will go up on the right side with storage behind and the tool box will have a table top added.
Check back for up dates and I'll be documenting my lettering practice.

New DeWALT Jigsaw!!

For years I have been taking care of my old tools and thought if they work why replaces them, last month I bought a new DeWALT DW317K Jig Saw to replaces a 30 year old B&D my Mom bought when I was 10.

Well I should have bought one 20 years ago, I think I would have saved weeks of cutting time. The DeWALT DW317K Jig Saw  jigsaw is a dream to use (yes I'm name dropping and linking this to amazon). The DeWALT jigsaw has a variable speed trigger, tilting blade and quick blade release. No more flat head screw driver gouging into my fingers, while I try to change the blades.

Just awesome, I'm saving up for some more new DeWALT tools to replace the relics I'v been using for years!

My hope in buying some new tools will be a return in time saved, looking for feature like quick release and quick change.

New Toy

Moving soon and got a new toy for when I setup shop, bought this Electrio Pounce machine to speed up the time it takes to make stencils.

Candy & Toys


Uturn cleaned up and striped for a slower moving location, hoping it will get noticed.
I cleaned it up by removing all the stickers and changed the mechs over to 25cent.
The green is to same colour as the company logo where its is going...