Hi Guys, and Gals. I got an e-mail that said I could win a free helmet. That would be cool. So I thought I would give it a shot. The goal of the contest is to create more excitement on the forum pages, so I have a few projects that you may enjoy. The first one is a bike rack I built for the local police department. I started with some 16 gauge sheet metal, and drew the basic shapes I needed to make the project in 3D. I cut out 4 of everything. I used my plasma machine, but I draw and cut everything by hand. I don't have a fancy CNC machine, but I have been doing this kind of thing for a while. I shaped 1/8 inch strap material to fit around pieces of 16 gauge I had cut out. On the larger areas I also plug welded some strap inside the pieces to make them rigid. I used pipe to make the key hole, and then anchor chain to attach the two large pieces. Lots of welding, and lots of grinding. The local powder coater put a layer of silver over the whole thing.