James Morikawa


File this dude under awesome.
Great little site, just a bunch of photos and text on his bikes and framebuilding tools. Wonderfully simple, casual prose. Badass homemade tools. I get the sense this guy would love Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance.

My favorites, and the reasons this link was mentioned on FrameForum.net, are the measuring tools made from telescoping radio antennae. He's also got a simple, cheap design for an angle measurer.


Sam Hall said...

That website is awesome, isn't it? I'm gonna make one of those protracter/measurer thingies today-my favorite part, though, was the tubemiter setup. How cool was that? I have a nice spindle sander I was thinking I might be able to use to make miters- and now I see it really can be done. hmmmmm.....

Sam Hall

Dan said...

Wow. Just floored by the awesomeness therein. I think I am going to go ahead and try building the belt-sander mitering system in the next couple of months.

Anonymous said...

Does anyone know him personally? Or know of a way to contact him? I too think the website is interesting but I am baffled by the lack of or my inability to find any contact info or basic info on price past builds etc. thanks
please email
cotterjohnm @ yahoo . com
if you have some contact
thank you again