Archive for September, 2010

coracle, corougle, corracle, curricle and coricle.

Posted in Uncategorized on September 30, 2010 by barrelrider

A couple years ago i became obsessed with these small light weight boats that SEEMED so simple. I had to make one. a couple guys i worked with wanted to make one too. though no one else ever tackled the challenge i was determined. through some major trail and error(i broke 2 boat frames figuring things out) i finally completed my coracle. It took some time before i was able to water test it. Though it was a success and proved to be water tight and built well, i am a big guy and i was just a little too heavy for it. Coracles are a tad wobbly in nature and with the rim of my boat so close to the water i feared it would be far to easy to tip and take on water. I did successfully use it but was not brave enough to venture far from the waters edge. BUT, i am still proud of it and donated it to my tiny hobbit of a friend stefan. Here it is for your viewing pleasure.

Here is a great video showing how they were classically made.

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Manifest Destiny

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 by barrelrider

Here is a four sheet set i have been messing with.

El laberinto del fauno

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 by barrelrider

Tara sat like a champ for the first session on this beast.

for my wife and child

Posted in Uncategorized on September 28, 2010 by barrelrider

This gentleman wanted to please his wife and get her  and their child’s initials. But that doesn’t mean it can’t be brutal, right?

warg rider

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 by barrelrider

I painted this last night while watching Return of the King. Different from my normal stuff but i had fun painting it.

stick poke stick poke….

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 by barrelrider

I’m having fun doing some small hand poke tattoos on friends. Let me know if you are interested. Here is a healed picture of the last one i did.

the nut doesn’t fall far from the tree

Posted in Uncategorized on September 23, 2010 by barrelrider

Did this today. He was originally gonna get it on his ribs,  but changed his ming last minute. No complaints from me.