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The
Making
Of
 Harley
Davidson
–
Shi8er
Linkages


Brian
Barghout
FRSA
 Designer
 www.customchopperdesigns.com



It
Starts
With
Raw
Bronze
Ingots



Preparing
the
Furnace



PreparaIon
of
the
Mold
1


A
wooden
frame
is

 used
for
the
casIng.
 the
part
in
inserted


I
pack
the
sand
Ight

 Now
I
fill
the
mold
 around
the
model
of

 with
sand
 the
Shi8er


When
the
box
is
full
 of
sand
I
tamp
it

 down



PreparaIon
of
the
Mold
2


I
tamp
all
the
way
 I
used
a
heavy
tool
 To
pack
the
sand
Ight
 Around
the
mold
 Into
the
mold


The
blue
pipe
you
see
 Is
going
to
leave
a
hole
 For
me
to
pour
the

 Brass
into
the
mold


Okay,
all
done!!



PreparaIon
of
the
Mold
3


The
molds
now
have
heavy
weights
put
on
top.
 When
the
molten
Brass
is
poured
in
the
molds
 Expand
from
the
intense
heat,
and
the
weights
 Stabilize
the
molds.
 That’s
it
now,
I’m
ready
to
pour
the
Brass.




Don’t
Do
This
At
Home


Here
you
can
see
me
scooping
out
the
molten
Brass
with
a
ladle
from
the
furnace.
I
walk
 It
over
to
the
mold
and
then
pour
the
molten
liquid
Brass
down
the
pour
holes
in
the
mold.



ExtracIng
the
Shi8er
linkage



Detailing
The
Shi8er
Linkages



Polishing
 So
now
you’ve
seen
just
about
everything
 Once
the
parts
have
been
cleaned
and
polished
 They
go
to
get
chromed,
and
then
cleaned
and

 Polished
again
unIl
their
as
good
as
I
can
get
them.
 Since
each
Harley
Shi8er
Linkage
is
individually
made,
 No
two
pieces
are
ever
idenIcal.



Harley
Davidson
Shi8er
Linkages



About
Brian
Barghout
 I've
been
an
entrepreneur
more
than
25
years.
 In
1992,
age
29
I
led
a
management
buy
out
of
a
UK
company.
 Soon
therea8er
"Sheibarg"
became
the
largest
independent

 manufacturer
of
Metal
Lever
lid
containers
in
Britain.
 Three
years
later
I
co‐founded
"Barplas",
this
Ime
manufacturing
 plasIc
containers.
By
2000
Barplas
had
become
Britain's
second
 largest
manufacturer
of
PlasIc
cylindrical
containers.
 In
1999
I
became
a
fellow
of
the
Royal
Society
for
the

 encouragement
of
Arts,
Manufactures
and
Commerce
(RSA),

 a
tremendous
privilege
.
 I
have
spoken
at
many
engagements,
on
the
subjects
of

 Entrepreneurship,
Product
Design
and
InnovaIon,
and
I'm
lucky
to
 have
worked
alongside
some
of
the
best
designers
in
the
world.
 I
am
driven
by
an
insaIable
thirst
for
knowledge
and
my
love
of
 technology,
design
and
innovaIon,
and
conInue
to
be
involved
 in
other
successful
company
start
ups,
and
projects.
 Brian
Barghout
BSc.
FRSA



About
Custom
Chopper
Designs
 The
very
first
Ime
my
father
put
me
on
the
back
of
his
 Harley
Electra
Glide,
motorcycles
became
my
passion.
 I
love
the
freedom
of
riding,
the
growling,
roar
of
the

 Harley's
engine.
That
passion
grew
and
passed
on
into
my
 life
and
work.
I
became
a
businessman,
an
entrepreneur,
 and
product
designer.
 I've
designed
many
things
and
every
so
o8en
I
always
seem
 
to
come
back
to
Motorcycles
(
Harley's
of
course
).
 There's
no
other
bike
that
makes
you
feel
as
if
you've
just
 
got
on
it
for
the
first
Ime,
every
Ime
you
ride
it.
 In
2003
I
created
the
"Wicked
Works
Shi8
Rods"
range
of
 true
3D,
hand
painted,
Harley
Davidson
Shi8er
Linkages
 
and
covers.
 For
2009
Custom
Chopper
Designs
introduce
the
new
Chrome
 Harley
Shi8er
Linkages.
 Brian
Barghout
BSc
FRSA



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