Got Wood 2

2016 Nov 02    /   Ramblings   /   1 Comment

D@mn! 10 months between posts. Did you miss me?

 

Been keeping a low profile on the “Porsche-scene” on purpose.
Way too much hyped BS going on to my liking.

 

Found another way to stay busy though…
Here’s some of what I’ve been up to the last couple of months.

 

It’s a lengthy post to make up for my absence.
And yes, it does have some Porsche content.

 

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Custom designed/painted skateboard deck for Bob @ WerkCrew. Started from a blank “popsicle” deck.

 

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The tricycle is a reference to one of Bob’s favorite photographers. The #drivehatefully sprung from his evil mind. I just incorporated it into the design.

 

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Vinyl cut stencils…

 

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Deck upon arrival in Tiltonia (photo by Bob Tilton)

 

Next up…

Wicked Sixes, the mad engine-scientist from Hamburg, also known as Herr Doctor Von Krankenstein.

 

The design is based on / inspired by an old Santa Cruz “Clause Grabke” deck from the eighties, which featured an exploding clock (go ahead, google it).

I used the same font and also incorporated the little skater (with some very minor changes, like the Vans shoes) from the original.
Next I designed the exploding aircooled engine to go with it and topped it off with some bad-ass eighties colors.
I shaped the deck to my own (more oldschool) design from an uncut blank.

 

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Ka-boooooooommmm…

 

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Look at those pretty stained layers. Kept the sides and top blank with just a coat of clear.

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The graphic in b/w. I tried to get as many realistic engine-parts in there as reasonably possible.

 

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Vinyl cut stencil. Did this one with a different approach than the WerkCrew deck. The first color to go on was black.
Then the stencil was applied, followed by more layers of paint and masking-vinyl. That saved me from a lot of registration headaches, specially with so much small details going on.

 

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First stencil layer applied.

 

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Some detail shots. The cigarette is just for size reference. Don’t smoke, it’s bad for ya!

 

And then the proverbial last, but not least…

A deck I made for Tom from Onassis Porsches.

 

The design is from french artist Antoine Gaslais, who screenprinted posters for Tom’s July event.
Again, started from a blank popsicle deck.
The top was left blank, so everyone attending the event could sign it.
A second deck (with a black top) was made for Antoine.

 

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#uselesswoodentoys


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Got Wood?

2016 Jan 11    /   Ramblings   /   Leave a comment

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Thom announced his Onassis 917-style shifter for the newer watercooled cars a while ago.

I was reading the specs from his post out loud and my wife happend to hear.
But like most women, she too suffers from selective hearing.

 

Maximus Black…

Long black shaft…

Big knob…

Wood…

Tall version for longer strokes

 

So she made me order one right away.

Boy, was she disappointed when it arrived.

 

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Ok. Yeah, I know, stupid, sexist, juvenile, grow up, get a life… what ever…

 

When Thom announced this shifter a couple of months ago, I pre-ordered one right away.

 

I was supposed to go pick it up at his place in Germany, as it would be a good excuse to see what he’s been up to, hang out and shoot some shit.

But somehow we couldn’t sync our calendars. When he had time, I didn’t and vice versa.

We tried a couple of times and then I forgot about the whole thing and so did he.

 

Until about a week ago:
Dude, can you please send me your shipping address again…

 

So the shifter arrived last friday.

 

The part itself is beautifully made, but Thom also pays attention to the packaging.
Cool oldschool tan envelope with stamped logos, closed with a split-pin.

Bunch of different stickers included as well as a hand written note:

 

“Jeroen,

Happy new year and thx for your support of the #onassis brand!

Finally your Maximus Black fucker.

I’ll message you instructions by mail.

Talk soon,

Thom”

 

Tools and hardware were also included.

Installation was a breeze, literally a 5 minute job.

 

Thom got me a smoking deal in return for some cool pics of the shifter.
So I hope he likes them, ’cause disappointing my wife was bad enuf already…

 

You can check out Thom’s website: Onassis Porsches Agency

 

The shifter is also available as a shorter, less intimidating version and comes either black or clear anodized.

 


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Worst Summer Ever

2015 Nov 25    /   Ramblings   /   2 Comments

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Went over to my friend’s shop last saturday.

Hadn’t been there for way too long and there was a meeting too, so I better show my ugly face.

 

Drove up there with the top down.

But it was so damn cold, I had to wear a jacket and turn up the heater.

 

Just as I arrived, it started raining and it all went down hill from there on…
On the way home I even ended up driving through a hail storm.

WTF?!
Wipers in overdrive, but they just couldn’t keep up.

 

Don’t know what happened, but this weather totally sucks!

 

Definitely the worst summer ever…


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R.E.S.P.E.C.T.

2015 Oct 16    /   Ramblings   /   1 Comment

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“…want a flag?”

 

I swear, if I had to do her job, I’d be escorted off the premises within minutes.
In handcuffs. Kicking and screaming.
And there’d be people walking around with these stoopid flags sticking out of every imaginable orifice…

 

She instead, kept smiling the cutest smile for the entire three days of the event.

 

Heck, she even smiled when I asked her for a picture…


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