07 December 2010

a headbadge for tatanka

Tatanka is Sioux for bison.  The bison were North American nomads.  I was really leaning towards the buxom beauty from the cover of the Heavy Metal soundtrack (which is an awesome album, by the way), but this fits the bike a little better and was easier to make.  I used a sheet of brass that used to serve as the kick plate for the front door of the house I grew up in.  I like the idea of giving new life to old things.
drill holes, cut with a small cutting wheel, and use lots of files.
start cutting out the design with a cut-off wheel
design is cut out roughly

with a few drill shavings for effect.
shaped and ready for a brushed look
all dressed up and ready to be shaped for the head tube


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