Here is when I presented Chuck with the “Tip” that I made just for him – you can see it featured more on an earlier post. He seemed rather pleased. I remain so honored that Mr. Zettner did the most incredible machine dream of my life.
Here I am returning from my very first short ride – and I took off again for a few more miles. It was so hard to stop – I wanted to ride it the two hours back home, but we had so many plans. This bike and I really “fit” together. This has been an almost lifelong dream of mine – and Chuck Zettner saw the vision in my mind and his artistic and engineering abilities focused and the result is Exactly what I wanted. I’ll be eternally grateful to this dear incredible gentleman, and to the absolute love of my life for all of her support and encouragement – Cat Brysch. She on her trike and me on “The Old Buzzard” will share countless hours and miles together after I recover from my surgery.
The day also included several lengths of copper pipe to use for more bench stretchers, several 4′ x 8′ sheets of rigid foam insulation (1″ & 1-1/2″ thick) to use mainly in packing delicate shipments to customers, and several Very nice boards at Albuquerque Exotic Hardwoods where Jake Jacobsen does his remarkable magic on gathering such worldly woods. Some of the woods included remarkable Cocobolo, very nice 4/4 & 8/4 Walnut, 8/4 Ambrosia Maple, and so on. Jake is special ordering some additional full 4/4 PNG Walnut for me – it’ll be parts of another large run of Mini Squirrel Cage Winders. I’ll be doing a very custom adjustable 4 yard horizontal squirrel cage winder soon for a customer in San Francisco – very soon if I don’t get called in early for my shoulder surgery.
I am so thankful for these two very special and remarkable gentlemen – Chuck Zettner and Jake Jacobsen.