Welcome to Pipeworx

Pipeworx is a premier fabrication, welding, 3D scanning and design shop located in Austin, Texas. We specialize in metal shaping, TIG welding, and fabrication of anything imaginable, we bring your ideas from concept to reality.

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Sunday
Oct202013

36" Chicago Pneumatic Planishing Hammer

Our 36" Chicago Pneumatic planishing hammer arrived today with an extensive set of upper and lower dies. We still have and use our Watervliet planisher but this one will allow us to reach those extra deep panels for metal finishing.  We have a full set of Delrin and steel dies that keep our quality of work high for the discerning client.


 


Thursday
Dec272012

Introducing "The Swinger", a 1967 Bridgestone Two-Stroke Twin 

We recently just completed a 1967 Bridgestone 175cc two-stroke twin as a shop project and dubbed it "The Swinger" .  The freshly rebuilt motor, custom paint, handlebars, controls, cables, rebuilt carbs, custom machined velocity stacks, SR175 race covers and many other items were all part of the build.  The engine work was done with new crank seals, pistons, bearings and other goodies like a lightened crank.  With all of the extra "go" that was added to the bike we modified the front brake so it has "woah" as well.  The bike rides and handles spectacular, the motor pulls hard in all 5 gears and the bike is a screamer. This is a rare bike that has the ability to be shifted from 5 speed to 4 speed if desired, the shifter is on the transmission.  It was a neat project that was severly transformed from stock and did I mention the custom machined velocity stacks and paint?

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday
Nov292012

Velocette Motorcycle Stand

We recently finished designing and building a custom Velocette motorcycle stand for a distinguished collector.  The Velocette that adorns the stand is a one of one factory made cutaway.  This motorcycle was used to advertise the Velocette brand and show the inner workings of the motorcycle at shows.  The challenge we had was to build a stand that was a unique piece of art to complement the motorcycle but that was also simple and uncomplicated.  The client requested that the stand not only be unique but hold the motorcycle off of the ground in order to keep the tires from developing flat spots.  Motorcycle tires will develop flat spots in them due to remaining dormant with the weight of the motorcycle in one position.  In order to keep these flat spots from happening you have to move the motorcycle several times a year or hold the motorcycle off of the ground, which is what the client requested.  We installed the stand under the motorcycle after having it powder coated a wrinkle black and have included several images below.

 

 

 

Thursday
Nov082012

Benelli Tank Beginnings 

We are building a custom Benelli Volcano for a client and we started building the alloy tank yesterday.  As with any tank you build, a solid foundation counts the most.  The tank pan not only supports the tank itself but also the weight of the fuel inside. With this tank pan it needed a reverse bowl shaped to clear the spark plug on the top of the motor as it sticks up over the the frame.  And the only time the bowl will be seen is when the tank comes off of the frame, but quality counts, even when you can not see it.  Here are some photos of that pan.

 

 

Tuesday
Oct232012

Ducati Desmo 350 Custom

We are in the process of finishing this factory tach drive Ducati Desmo 350 custom.  The bike has lots of polished bits and new shouldered wheels from Buchanan Spoke fitted to the factory Grimeca drums.  We have several modifications to complete on the alloy tank as well as fit a monza cap but the build is starting to wrap up.  We should have some more updates soon.