Hand formed/forged copper tank. Not done yet, but close....
I'll be forging a fender, headlight bucket, oil tank, and battery tray in the same hand hammered style. I'll update as I make progress, but it's a slow process, and I'm fitting it in around my work. Which is, SURPRISE, making hand hammered copper lamps.
I'm going to let it patina naturally. Should be interesting that way. It will be soldered at the rivet joint and the bottom will be TIG'd in. The cap will be copper, as will the filler neck. The neck will have a flange that will be riveted and solder sealed as well. I'd prefer not to light on fire. Call me crazy, I know.
Man, there's a lot of talent here! I'm really enjoying looking around. I know my "Twinkie" isn't old iron but I think you guys may inspire me to make it a little more interesting. I like to keep it cheap with DIY stuff so I may be scalpin ideas here. Hope you don't mind. I'm an ol guy on a tight budget. Geezer