Monday, January 12, 2015

Gotta New Tool

Dateline - 01/10/2015 - I have a new tool in my garage, a nice used blasting cabinet!  A co-worker had one that he has been using on his MGB restoration.  He no longer needs it, so we swapped a fishing rod/reel for it! It took me about three hours to clear out a space for it.  I needed to spend the time on this because I had a lot that I needed to get cleaned up and condensed.  Now I have even more room then I did before!

New Blasting Cabinet.  Note the "Jaguar Parking Only" sign!
Now I need to find an air compressor!  Takes a big one because the cabinet needs 10 cfs @ 90 psi!  Looking at a 60 Gallon standing, oil bath, 220 volt/15 amp machine.  I'm going to need to wire in a new 220 volt service unless I put it in my living room where my cloths dryer is!  Probably not the right place for it. :)

I've worked on this car for five years without an air compressor and now I'm going to finally get one, at the very end of the build!  Oh well, I can use it for other things too.  And I guess I can sell it when I'm done, like I was planning to do with my MIG welder and industrial sewing machine!

I did do a little car work this weekend by doing more sanding and fitting on the carbon fiber center console.  It's actually getting close to being ready for final finish.  That sure has been a long haul!  If I'd know it would take so much work to build that thing, I think I would have come up with a different solution.  The thing is that NOW I know how much work it is!  But that's usually the case anyway. You find out after you get the work done!

Friday, January 2, 2015

New Art Website

Dateline - 01/02/2015 - Happy New Year everyone!  I'm really looking forward to 2015.  It's going to be a busy and eventful year.  To start it off right, I have created a new domain and website that highlights my art projects.  It is  If you get a chance, take a look.  I'd love any feedback.

Work has slowed on the car this month.  However, I'm working on procuring a sand blasting cabinet that will help immensely in cleaning all those parts that I need to get done before I put the car back together.  Still expecting the car to go into paint at the end of the month, so I'm pretty excited about that.  It will be nice to get this car running again!  Spring 2015 is the goal.  Let's see if I can make it!