Friday 10 May 2019

You'll find me on Instagram too

I'm still building Machines & have recently done a number of Rebuilds & Repairs.
You'll now find me on Instagram too, where you can read about current & past work I'm doing.

Saturday 24 June 2017

The Final Hugo...a video documentary

A short documentary showing me hand building the final of a particular style Machine that I called a "Hugo".

Blog posts relevant to the Hugo Machines:

Thanks to Joey Williams of Joe Will' Films.
2nd Camera Operator - Glen Wilson

Thanks to Gil Matthews of Aztec Records for music permissions.

Monday 22 June 2015

You'll find me on Facebook

My apologies to everyone that've been waiting patiently for more posts from me.
To be totally honest, I'm not very good at this "Blogging" thing...obviously!!

I'm still building Machines & have recently done a number of Rebuilds & Repairs.
You'll find me on Facebook where you can read about current & past work that I've been doing.

Thursday 13 March 2014

Modding an InkJecta...3.5mm Audio Connection

Following on from my previous post, my new InkJecta Rotary would need some "modding".

3.5mm Audio Plug to suit InkJecta Rotary
I've personally never liked the standard Clipcord or RCA connections for use on my own Machines, instead I use a 3.5mm Audio Connection.
The 3.5mm Plug provides a really firm, solid connection & that's why I've used it on all my Machines since 1989.

Unfortunately this style of Plug connection usually isn't available as an option when purchasing Machines.
That typically means you'll need to fit the 3.5mm Socket yourself...
...sometimes it's easy & sometimes it takes a bit more thought...

So having received my InkJecta Rotary from Chris Cashmore, I set about creating a clean & tidy way to adapt the 3.5mm Socket onto it.

So here's the final result.

3.5mm Socket all fitted & it almost looks like a standard option.

Sunday 1 December 2013

Machine Building places

Although it's been awhile since my last post, I've still been busy with the building of Machines.

Doing my bit to support Aussie Tattooing
Chris Cashmore is a good friend & a fellow Machine Builder.

While talking with Chris about buying an InkJecta Rotary, he suggested that we could do a trade... putting my Jeweller skills to work, I came up this "Special" version for him.

Jolly Magnum with hand worked Tri-Color Inlays into Frame & "Black Opal" Coil Covers.

And here's the InkJecta Specific 3

Sunday 15 September 2013

Broadford Tattoo Show - 10th Anniversary

The 10th Anniversary Broadford Tattoo Show will be on in early October.

Reading through all the available info, it's going to quite an event.

  • Friday       4th October
  • Saturday   5th October  
  • Sunday     6th October

Having never been to this particular event before, Marie & I decided we'd go & check it all out.
We're looking forward to catching up with some old friends & the possibility of making some new ones.

Sunday 25 August 2013

Machine Building 4...on the other hand

Although it's been quite some time since my last post, I've still been busy with building Machines.

Having completed everything related to the Dan Robinson Snr Tribute Machines, it was now time to get back onto completing the Batch 4 orders.
And amongst those orders there were several requests for Left Handed Machines.

It always pays to plan ahead:
From the very beginning, I'd deliberately designed my Frames so they could be built Right or Left Handed.
Designing everything in CAD with tangs to accurately locate components within each other makes assembly easier, but the real bonus is each component can now be the opposite way, making a Left Handed Frame.

So having already planned ahead for just such a request, I proceeded to make the "Jolly Lefties".
The following photos show some of these completed Jolly Leftie Machines.

These two Jolly Lefties were ordered as Thin Armature Liner & Magnum, both to suit 3.5mm Audio plug.

Another view of the Jolly Leftie Thin Armature Liner. 

Another view of the Jolly Leftie Thin Armature Magnum. 

And yet another Jolly Leftie Thin Armature Magnum, this one to suit Clip Cord.