Job For Bill

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Job For Bill

Postby Viking45 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 3:42 am

Hey Bill I have a small job I need you to do- I want my bike engraved just like this 8)
Never seen anything like this before,wow!
(right click photo and hit "View Image" and see the larger version,mind blowing)
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Re: Job For Bill

Postby Bill DeShivs » Fri Apr 14, 2017 6:12 am

No problem.
I charge $70 per square inch.
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Re: Job For Bill

Postby Viking45 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 10:04 pm

Bill DeShivs wrote:No problem.
I charge $70 per square inch.


No problem, I'll drop it off next week but go ahead and do the rims and handle bars 8)

Here's the link to more pics of this incredible bike. Love that color and check out the rear brake rotor.
http://www.lowrider.com/features/1207-2 ... e-softail/

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Re: Job For Bill

Postby DonC » Sat Apr 15, 2017 1:21 pm

I expect the rear brake pads are replaced pretty regularly.);-)
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Re: Job For Bill

Postby natcherly » Sat Apr 15, 2017 5:16 pm

Missed opportunity! One of the more prominent pieces of flat polished steel is the air cleaner cover. Yes it has louvers, but still there is much room for creative engraving.

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Re: Job For Bill

Postby Viking45 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:24 pm

natcherly wrote:Missed opportunity! One of the more prominent pieces of flat polished steel is the air cleaner cover. Yes it has louvers, but still there is much room for creative engraving.


I agree but that air cleaner in my opinion cheapens the whole look. I understand he wants a minimal size to show off the rest but a smooth face/cover would have been much classier.
At a closer look the cover is actually solid but with louver-like grooves, at first I thought they were slots all the way through which would be of no use since the air travels through the outer diameter/filter.

I think some smooth chrome surface is a nice contrast to the engraving.

I think it's safe to say these people take this very seriously. I like the crown oil cap on the last pic. 8)
Some of these go well beyond engraving and gets into sculpting.
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Re: Job For Bill

Postby Bill DeShivs » Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:47 pm

I had a drummer that wanted me to engrave his snare drum, but he never brought it.
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Re: Job For Bill

Postby Erik131065 » Sat Jul 29, 2017 8:10 pm

Maybe off topic but does anyone know what engine it is on that fifth picture...under the engraved ironhead? Some ancient, extinct, American manufactorer?

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Re: Job For Bill

Postby sammy the blade » Sat Jul 29, 2017 10:22 pm

Evolution
AKA Sammy da blade

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Re: Job For Bill

Postby Erik131065 » Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:34 pm

Sorry, the one
beneath the Evo(which I considered was an Ironhead). A shame because I owned several over the years.


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