Monday, August 27, 2012

It's been a while

It's been a while since I've updated this page so, here goes......

I've been playing around quite a bit with brass frames lately.
Over the years I have felt a growing a desire to throw myself back into the earlier years
of machine building.  Forcing myself to build these cast brass or bronze
frames in the same fashion as my early predecessors, I have grown to
appreciate what these men had to do (or pay someone else to to
produce a tattoo machine.  

I've been given and traded some great raw frames to play with, from
friends and fellow builders.

These beautiful model "A" frames were given to me by
Dino Casarin of Ironfactory in Italy.

Each one drilled, hand filed and shaped, then polished for nickel plating.

Built this one up as a replica.

This Owen Jensen Perfection tribute was built on a raw casting
given to me by Jay Brown.  It now resides in the Northwest Tattoo Museum.
Hand filed, sanded, shaped and polished for nickel plating.  Replica binders
and coils.  The capacitor was removed and replica springs were added.

Photo courtesy of Jay Brown