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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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Tuesday
Aug142012

Alloy Tail Section

Last week we did a final fitting on the 883 alloy tail section before TIG welding the two sections together with 1100 series rod.  After welding we roughed out the weld seam with an old lead vixen file blade before moving on to our Hutchins DA to identify any high and low spots that need to be addressed before polishing.  Amazingly our Watervliet planishing hammer took out almost all of the hammer and dolly work that we usually need to do after making a piece like this and we were ready to move on to our next piece for the build.

 

 

 

 

 

Friday
Jul272012

883 Update

I took a break from working on a new tool for the shop, a 1930's planishing hammer, and got back to the 883 project.  After doing the final shrinking on the tail section I needed to check the fitment on the motorcycle one last time.  Seeing that everything was aligned on both halves I will do a final smoothing with the new shop tool and then weld the seams together with some 1100 series aluminum rod. 


 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday
Jul242012

Board Trackers

Several months ago I had the opportunity to venture to Maquoketa, Iowa and attend Vintage Torque Fest.  It was an impressive show and I was astounded to find Mike Lange at the show with an impressive collection of pre 1930's board trackers.  Mike has been collecting and wrenching on these motorcycles for half a century and specializes in making obsolete parts for these bikes.  Here are a few photos of Mike's collection.

 

Saturday
Jul142012

883 Cafe

I roughed out the upper tail section of the 883 project and needed to fit it on the bike for final measurements. After a quick test fit I finished shrinking the edge of the upper tail to get it to fit the lower tail/inner fender section. I need to do a final planishing to get the two halves as smooth as possible before I weld the seam and make them one piece.

Wednesday
Jul112012

Planishing Hammer Dies

We received several boxes in the mail yesterday with some goodies in them.  While we are not ready to disclose our hand just yet we will say that this might be the shape of things to come.