maybe we are using our parts wrong .?? Steam punk art is alive and well...
Neat, but not $500 neat.
I agree. Too rich for me. But there are people who can not make anything themselves, that shell out the big bucks for stuff like this. Someone in a New York City loft would just love something like this, and what is 500 dollars to someone who probably pays 3000.00 a month for rent ..
$3000/month in NYC is the slum district.
Yeah, for $500 I would expect the rest of the engine too. At least he used period correct hardware and old wood.
My problem is I can't dream up neat stuff like this, either to just have myself or make some spending cash out of. Oh well. Nice to look at but that $500 will buy half the white tires/tubes that I need for Pete!
It is a made in Canada front cover. Are those hard to find. A lot of thought went into making that. The slotted screws and the twisted cord help make it look authentic. I am pleased the filler cap is Model 'A' not 'T'. It is charming. Perhaps someone could re-purpose this artisan to restoring cars.
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i have considered using a couple bad crankshafts to make a lamp post or attach something on the journals to set potted plants on but have never done it.
I'd give my left ### for one of these!
Here's the 2010 Forum thread about this bench.
I note one of the ebay items mentioned was an entire town called Bridgeville CA.
Hardly a name worth paying for in my book.
Now if it was name something like Ritzville WA then I could be interested...
Plus they have a good old car club there as well.
A great piece my grandfather has which is incredibly useful: the shell for a standard 25-27 Model T rear end. He had a friend weld some "U" shaped pieces onto the wheel side ends. Makes fantastic jack stands for keeping the car lifted off the ground during winter.
I too love that bench and would give my wife for one. I think the Model T museum should have one like that for the visitors to sit on.
Needs a coffee table to go with it.
And a shelf for the wall.
Here is an end table I made years ago out of a old Studebaker steering column, and misc... My wife hates the orange low pile shag carpet. So do you think Ill ever get rid of it... Its My office, ain't gonna happen