70/83 Ironhead: First Build

Herk and I picked up this 1970 Ironhead in the winter of ’07 in original, but very shitty condition and went right after the frame. I hooked up a weld-on hardtail with some other simplicities and had her on the road the following year with the help of my friend, Braduary. 5 miles into my…

Full Tilt Minnesota

Full Tilt is one of Minnesota’s few purist chopper shows. Events like this, the David Mann show in Nordeast this year & Bearded Lady are as good as they come. We can thank Heavy for rounding it up along with support from other crews like Union Speed & HA 81, among others. Columbus&Co hooked me…

More Weekend Whips

Here are some more photos from Saturday’s car shows. Justin and I did St. Bonaventure with Columbus & Co during the midday and then Anoka, MN in the eveing. Justin helped build the Deuce Coupe project (Medusa at top) at Vescio’s when he was working there some years back. It’s a true show-stopper and it’s…

Anoka Car Show & Wide Angle Lenses

Morlock hooked me up with a loaner lens because I’m looking into a wide angle. This is the Canon 17-40 and it was a riot to use. Any wider than 17mm and I’d see the back of my head.

Handmade Norwegian Knife & a Lunch w/ Sigmund

This hand whip is Herk’s traditional Norwegian blade that he made in Northern Minnesota at the North House Folk School in Grand Marais. There you can learn to make a knife, build a canoe and hide a body among many other skills and crafts. He rode his bike up and slept next to the transmission…

On Full-Frame Photography…

If you’re into photography you’ll find a camera with a full-frame sensor a worthy improvement from a crop sensor, even if the crop is a SLR. A full-frame’s sensor is essentially the same size as a 35mm film exposure. Larger sensors can accommodate larger pixels which in turn collect more light for cleaner images. This…