10.04.2007

Side Projects

I've been meaning to post something here about my recent side project—my video writing journal—but am still holding off on it so I can get a bit more perspective on the thing. One reason I'm into side projects, though, is that they give me plenty of time to think about my main project(s).

One side project I finished up last night involved restoring this old Schwinn Corvette.


It was even more trashed than it looks, with missing and frozen bearings, a bent fork, and years worth of grime and gook. I contemplated repainting the frame but kinda like the dings and original lettering.



After taking it all apart, I looked online for remedies for rusty chrome. It turns out that aluminum foil does wonders, and after a lot of work I ended up with ... this!


For me, it's all about the side project, the thing to do when writing and reading and grading and prepping turn the mind to mush. It's all about the side project for producing something you can see, feel, play with, or ride.

And I'll post something soon (I promise!) about video writing journal.

3 comments:

  1. Video journal shmoornal, that is a sweet bike. I need to take a lesson and make room on the side. You're so right about the tangible rewards. Congratulations on the new ride.

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  2. Anonymous10:33 PM

    Shmoornal is right. More written blogging, please!

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  3. Wow, you guys really think my video writing journal stinks! But it's a one-of-a-kind! None other can compare (mainly since there is none other)

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