Saturday, May 18, 2013

Oldsmobile Rocket 88

The handmade Caddy is complete, idling and waiting to pull out of Dodge. All the builders are pooped. Nicely done Donovan Palmquist and assistant extraordinaire Judah. You are both among the finest detail craftsmen in the bizz. I learned as much about care of making as I did about kiln building. It was a mini graduate degree compressed into almost 3 intensive weeks.
When I was a kid my dad bought a 55 Oldsmobile Rocket  88. He couldn't wait to hit the prairies so he could bury the speedometer and be able to see the cops for miles. Looking at this machine I feel like Dad felt.

1 comment:

Christine Covert said...

Simply beautiful. And thanks for sharing the progress & process. Enormous effort. Lets the pot shine!!