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#6: Convo with Chase Ey at BCKnives

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Here it is! After a long week of waiting we finally have our next episode! In this one we talk to Chase Ey with BCKnives. He made Ryon an amazing knife that is quality and hand forged. SO we decided to interview the guy! We talk about how we met initially, how Chase got into knife making, welding, mutual friends, Chase’s other business Lonestar Mabile Wash, Fireball stories, Millenial or Xennial, and his family life:)

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Chase’s Story

4:15 – Crab in Airborne School

6:00- Heights

11:00 Big Black Caulk

15:00 Pipeline Welding

16:10 Mo’s Welding Story

19:00 Logan’s White Rhino and Bus- FABLABS

21:00 Practicing Making Knives

22:00 Chase’s Story Continues

23:30 – LoneStar Mobile Wash- Chase’s Business

24:30 Kevin Motherfuckin’ Bell

26:00 Bar Stories- Big Spring

32:00 Cleaning Boats

35:00 criticism

37:00 Stocks

40:00  Money talks

48:14 Diesel talk

49:30 Logey Bear

53:40 -Forged in Fire Creepy guy

56:00 – Creepy People and sound byte

57:30 -Meth and other odd stories

1:00:00 -Getting better at knife making

1:18:00 -Getting Website Help, Contact Chase if you can help!

1:21:30 – Islewoodscreations

1:21:45- Mo’s Spelling bee Competition

1:23:40 Let the wood speak to you

1:26:00 -AAO Customs on Etsy

1:27:20 -80% Lowers

1:27:30 -Father hood

1:28:15- Love Story

1:34:00 Millenial or Xennial?

1:36:00 -The first Time we Met Chase Story

1:43:00 Fireball stories

1:49:00 Back to Knives

1:55:10- Some Stats

1:58:00 -History

2:06:00- Damascus Knives

2:12:00 Steel History

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Tour of Chitty Bang Garage/Deck Extension/Stabilizer Jacks

Hey all! Here is a video I posted on YouTube a couple of weeks ago on the rear end of Chitty Bang and all the welding we did as rookies lol

https://youtu.be/c5SQ5T2GhuI

That Hobart 210 MVP really was a hoss! And great for beginners! We only used it for flux core but it also does Mig. We used it mostly on a standard outlet, but to do a few welds on the 1″ channel iron extension under the bus, we used a 210 outlet.

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Stage 21 Part 2: Installing External Storage Boxes

Yes, the long awaited part 2 as to how in the heck we installed the storage boxes under the bus. Thanks to a good friend’s knowledge (Logan, thanks man!), he allowed us to pick his brain and helped us develop some good braces to hold the boxes to the chassis of the bus, without having to bolt through the floor. Our dreams were to learn to weld on this project, and thanks to another couple of good friends (Drew and Robbie, Thank you guys!) we practiced and learned to weld well enough to do our projects 🙂 So below is our first welding class…

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For practice, we welded a welding cart or our HOBART 210MVP welder we bought from Home Depot. Great Price for a little machine. We flux core welded off of a 110 outlet!! But it also has the option for 210. I will be posting an article on our welder and welding cart soon:)

Next, it was onto the real thing. Braces made from angle iron.

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Then Spray Painted…

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Next, We need to attach these braces to the chassis of the bus, with the proper spacing as well. With only having access to 110 electric, we did not think that our welder would weld well to the 1/2″ Channel Iron Chassis of the bus. If we had it on 210, definitely. So, our friend Robbie shows us how to weld with his stick welder (with its own generator) and he ends up doing one whole side for us just for the “Robbie Starter Pack”, which consists of a case of Dr. Pepper and some packs of Pall Malls 🙂

One Side Complete as far as the hanging goes! We thought we would be able to fit 5 on each sie, but after realizing we would need some space between brackets and the position of some holes and other large bolts in the chassis got in the way, so we ended up only fitting 4, which i am still very happy with!

We later added some pieces of 3/4″ plywood in the bottom of each box, as well as bolted them down (4 bolts with washers and nuts, 1 in each corner) to the angle iron braces we made.