Discussion in 'BUILD OFF 13 BUILD JOURNALS' started by Funkme, May 2, 2018.
That's so cool, I love old school European bikes, nice classic choice you made. Keep it up.
Last 2 days have been sanding and making the rear guard.
A lot of pinholes
But went back and brushed 3 lots resin.Will sand back tomorrow to see the results.
The pin holes give it kind of an alabaster / concrete look.
But then, I'm sure you already knew that....
Nice fiberglass work on the fenders.
So OddJob maybe I should change the build to El Greco,or Zorba...
Thanx Chad T still have some more work to do with them.
I managed to do a little something today... Been trying to get in for the last few days,but exhaustion and heat wins all the time.
I work doing cycling mtb picnic beach tours and then onto a horseriding ranch... So leaves little time for me and the farm + bike building...
But I needed to add a weld on brake holder.
I had one laying around somewhere but could not find it. So grabbed a bit of scrap metal and tacked it on.
Cool homeade fenders, you made it look easy. I've been wanting to make a snug fit bobber set for my stretch frame.
Nice start on the disc brake conversion. That home made bracket should work well after you are done with it.
Today I wore my safety shoes and finished tacking on the brake brace to the front forks.
I first took of the cable clip and filled the holes. Will be replaced onto the otherside.
Next finished and shaped the the brake holder.
Also resanded the front guard...
look no pinholes...
My pedal and some history.
So this is a Greek key pattern.
The meander motif took its name from the river Meander, a river with many twists, mentioned by Homer in Iliad. The motif is also known as Greek key or Greek fret.
Meander was the most important symbol in Ancient Greece, symbolizing infinity or the eternal flow of things. Many temples and objects were decorated with this motif, and it is considered that there is a connection with the Cretan labyrinth – indeed - a labyrinth can be drawn using a Greek key.
Meander symbolizes as well the bonds of friendship, of love and devotion and that’s the reason it’s often given as marriage gift. It can symbolize as well the four cardinal points, the 4 seasons, waves – especially in the round version of it, or snakes, among others.
I will also be trying to incorperate the symbol into my build.
I think,I hope. Will practice and see if it works.
Thanks for the lesson in Greek history. Very interesting. The Meander and the labyrinth and the Greek key; they all seem to have a symbolic relationship. It makes sense.
Ms Funk's Greek History 101 class.
Those safety shoes are important, gotta keep the space between the big toe and the one next to it safe.
That's where all the thinking comes from.
Managed to only get one spark on my foot...
My design to match the pedals.
I'm Greek and didn't know that about the Greek key and the Meander. I always just thought it was a stylized labyrinth.
Hmmm. So this leather I set aside for an Aztec muscle bike build this year has suddenly become Greek to me...
Have enough for 2 large banana seats.
Miss Funk, you need to find some of that leather now.
Wow that must be rare leather right thr. metalchewy And on making yr own fenders... Have a go,very easy and fun,well until the sanding comes along and if you don't use gloves. It does or can be messy.
kingfish254 have not even thought that far... Today is to sit and attack the rear end of this project,which has me.
Duchess the key pattern comes in many designs,this is just one...
neither did I,wanted to understand the idea of the design and if it stood for anything... Love learning something new everyday...
That looks a little like the tread on my tires.
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When it's Aztec it has steps, and is called a Xicalcoliuhqui.
Xicalcoliuhqui (also referred to as a "step fret" or "stepped fret" design and greca in Spanish) is a common motif in Mesoamericanart.It is composed of three or more steps connected to a hook or spiral, reminiscent of a "greek-key" meander. Pre-Columbian examples may be found on everything from jewelry, masks, ceramics, sculpture, textiles and featherwork to painted murals, codices and architectural elements of buildings.
Greek History 101 homework for this week, from Professor Funk; cut and paste your examples of 'stepped fret' or 'Greek-key' into the comment section on her thread. This will serve two purposes, education of the building masses, and it will buy her time until her next update...
Literally, stepped frets.
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