Safety Jim posted:
Gents: Great comments and literary references regarding the quality work displayed above. I'll add my brief comment too. First great looking work! Second, my inspiration to craftsman like work on my home, cabinet making and life in general comes from a book I read decades ago. "Zen and the art of motorcycle mechanics." The other great line that rings true when I am getting my hands greasy in the garage is from "How to keep your Volkswagen alive" by John Muir. He states several times, "As you work, keep every part remorselessly clean." And he says that, "A mechanics work is reflected in remorseless detail."
Great stuff and I have been busy in my garage. I hope my work reflects the above stated sentiments!
Thanks! I enjoyed Zen and the Art..., too. Great story and great lessons on life. I also appreciate the "remorseless" quotes. I rented clean room space in Chuck Miller's MillerSports building for a year while I was building the 3.3 flat 6 turbo engine. Chuck is kind of gruff and he looked over my shoulder periodically to say "why the hell did you do (fill in the blank) that way?" I'd tear it out and do it again :-)
Good luck with your work in the garage. Of course we'll expect pics!