The Ancient Art of Silversmithing:

The Thai Skill that Almost Disappeared Forever Chiang Mai in Northwestern Thailand is home to some seriously talented metalworkers. A few years ago, my family and I travelled to Chiang Mai and witnessed its’ beauty. What makes this city so unique, though? And why has it become a silversmith’s center of excellence? As with allContinue reading “The Ancient Art of Silversmithing:”

Red Rag to a Bull – The True Story of Ferruccio Lamborghini

“You build your beautiful cars with my tractor parts,’’ said Ferruccio Lamborghini. ‘’You are a tractor driver, a farmer. You shouldn’t complain driving my cars because they’re the best cars in the world,’’ replied Enzo Ferrari. ‘’I am a farmer.” admitted Lamborghini, ‘’but I will build a sports car myself to show you how itContinue reading “Red Rag to a Bull – The True Story of Ferruccio Lamborghini”

True meaning of Lead Sled

While working on my ’54 Chevy project, I’ve discovered a lot of lead filler. I’m really starting to see the real meaning of ‘lead sled’.So, I decided to do some research into the use of lead as an autobody filler from the 1950’s.Firstly, lead is dangerous, right? When ingested, breathed in, or gotten into yourContinue reading “True meaning of Lead Sled”

What Goes Around Comes Around: Jesse James Goes Full Circle

Jesse James, love him or loath him, one thing’s for sure though, you can’t ignore him. The reason why you can’t? It’s simple because he’s so goddam good at what he does. Right now, that’s handcrafting firearms to competition standard works of art. Some of his top-shelf 1911 .45 custom models made from Damascus steelContinue reading “What Goes Around Comes Around: Jesse James Goes Full Circle”

5 Tips to Keep Mice Out of the Garage

Mice. Those crazy, sly, sneaky little buggers that get into all your stuff.Never had a problem with them before, but now I’m starting to see what all the fuss is about.The Misses and I moved into our new home back in March 2012. Wonderful place surrounded by woods and all the nature you could hopeContinue reading “5 Tips to Keep Mice Out of the Garage”

When Bigger was Best: The Beautiful ‘54 Chevy Bel Air

If the 1950s are the pinnacle of automotive design, then the ’54 Chevy Bel Air is the poster-boy for a time when the all-American dream was alive and kicking. A time when bigger was most definitely better. The hard times of WWII were in the rear-view mirror. Thanks to advances in technology, production lines wereContinue reading “When Bigger was Best: The Beautiful ‘54 Chevy Bel Air”

Ferrari’s Ongoing Love Affair with Aluminum

There must be something embedded deep in the fertile soil of Italy’s Emilia Romagna region. It’s the only explanation as to why it’s not only the birthplace of Enzo Ferrari, Ferruccio Lamborghini, and Alfieri Maserati, but also where the three men started their careers. And all within a ten-mile radius of one another! As world-famousContinue reading “Ferrari’s Ongoing Love Affair with Aluminum”