Philip "Chopper"@house.of.chop

Building dreams daily in NE PA. More about The House of Chop & my day job at the link below - my interview on The Welding Tips & Tricks podcast.

http://bit.ly/2BRYpqF

You have to work with the tools you have not the ones you wish you had. Back before I had a sheet metal brake in the shop a few old clamps and a piece of angle got it done. Perfect? Hell no but I was able to work through the project and continue learning. Don't wait for the fancy tools to get started improvise and over come. 😉




#houseofchop #design #metalwork #fabrication #garagelife #welding #metal #metalfabrication


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Closing #tigtuesday out with another one of these photos I was messing with. Didn't find what I needed but these sure were interesting. 😉



#houseofchop #metalwork #fabrication #shoplife #garagelife #welding #tigweld


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I'm starting #tigtuesday with a throwback. Too many of you missed this. A little 66 Mustang seat rehab. Ahhhh the blue light 😉💺



#houseofchop #metalwork #fabrication #shoplife #garagelife #welding #tigwelding #tiglife #metal #metalfabrication


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Don't usually post stuff like this but man this just looks interesting 😉



#houseofchop #metalwork #fabrication #shoplife #garagelife #welding #tigwelding #tiglife #metal


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It's in that stack of old Chevelle bumpers out in back of the shop 😉



#garagelife #chevy #chevelle #musclecar #classiccar #americanmuscle #chevrolet


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Such a huge fan of these old oilers. They were given to me from a friend who told me they were his grandfathers. He had no further information about them so I have no idea how old they are or how they were used but I think I like it better that way. I occasionally use them. Moreover they sit around the shop and intrigue my imagination.
How long have they been around, who touched them and for what jobs?
Old tools and antiques like this have a soul. They contain just a little shard of all the crafts people used them before. For that reason I cherish these old tools, protect them and won't ever part with them. Happy Sunday 😉

Tell me about the old goodies in your shop


#old #oldtools #antique #antiquetools #yesterdayshero #vintage #vintagetools #keepsake #relics


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A bit of culture for your Sunday morning! Embrace the HoC blue light special and enjoy 37 seconds of tigging to Jazz as I replace a frame rail section on the 66 Mustang. 🤣😂



#houseofchop #design #metalwork #shoplife #garagelife #welding #tigwelding #tiglife #metal #metalfabrication #weldlikeapro #gtaw #tigasthetics #tungstendippersunite


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Around this time last year was putting the finishing touches on the Chevelle refresh.



#garagelife #chevy #chevelle #musclecar #classiccar #americanmuscle #chevrolet


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For all who asked how my portaband table goes together here is a quick video on how I built it. 😉

From Tuesday's post:👇🏻
This #portaband table is actually my #firsttigproject ever. It's not great work but I use it almost everyday and serves as a reminder of how far I've come. For that reason I absolutely won't part with it.



#houseofchop #design #metalwork #shoplife #garagelife #welding #tigwelding #tiglife #metal #metalfabrication #weldlikeapro #gtaw #tigasthetics #tungstendippersunite


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👉🏼Swipe to see the scale next to my car. He's huge!!!👈🏼
This guy is awesome. He on the roadside in front of a business here in PA. @tig_junkie @triciametalart what would it cost for one this size? 😆
#stinsonthedinosaur



#metalartwork #metalartist #metalsmith #handmade #metaldesign #metalfabrication #metalsculpting #metalart


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Funny 68 Chevelle video. I left waaay to soft and the camera guy @brad_7.62x39 was having some issues. Amature hour all around but good times. 🤣😂🤣



#garagelife #chevy #chevelle #musclecar #classiccar #americanmuscle #chevrolet


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👉🏼Swipe it👈🏼
A little #throwbackthursday to the time I headed out to the shop to find this little mantis had the @htpamerica_usaweld Invertig 221 fired up and was padding aluminum beads to the @weldingtipsandtrickspodcast
You should see him feed wire 😉




#houseofchop #10000hours #metalwork #fabrication #shoplife #garagelife #welding #tigwelding


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