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Pere Tarragó is an artist, craftsman and perfectionist from Spain that has been building models almost his entire life. While most of us eventually lose interest in serious LEGO or Erector Set construction, Tarragó graduated to building his own tools, creating his own parts and a career in creating 1:5 and 1:6 models of classic motorcycles. These aren’t the types of models most of us are familiar with that come with instructions and ready-to-assemble pieces. Tarragó starts with a full-scale motorcycle (Bultaco, MV, Indian, Montesa, the list goes on) as reference material and then creates all his own measurements, plans and parts using traditional motorcycle building techniques and his purpose built tools. Once the brakes, clutch, wheels, etc. are checked for functionality (seriously!), it’s disassembled for polishing, plating and decoration—just like a real bike. 250 – 400 hours later, the entire piece will be reassembled. Honestly, the pictures speak for themselves, but you can check out more on The Internet Craftsmanship Museum or Tarragó’s site.

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 You can’t have a fall evening without a fire. And you can’t have a fire without a Cowboy Cauldron. They’re built from solid plate steel, meaning they’ll last a lifetime or two and they come in four different sizes with elevated basins that can be adjusted to any height. We’re going with The Urbaan Cowboy® because it’s perfect for entertaining at home.  With a 30″ diameter basin, it is more than large enough to have a nice fire, but still small enough to pack into a pickup truck and take it with you.  Can you imagine the envy when we bust this puppy out at a tailgate or the beach? We haven’t seen a more handsome fire. You?  Best of all, Cool Material readers get an exclusive deal.