Joe Cooper. Perfecting The Hand Made Motorcycle Fender. And Succeeding…

cooper1cooper2“One Machine Can Do The Work Of Fifty Ordinary Men. No Machine Can Do The Work Of An Extraordinary Man.” Keeping in mind this thought from Elbert Hubbard, with a courage and a tenacity that most will never own, Joe Cooper has spent years pursuing the task of fabricating and offering the finest hand fabricated steel fenders on the market at competitive prices you can afford.

Never discouraged all along the multi-year development process and hundreds of pieces of scrap later, Joe showed me his awesome fenders with absolutely no weld for strength and durability and a flawless surface finish making many stamped fenders look like crap in comparison. And when he claims that his metal work can go straight to paint or polish with no fillers or additional bodywork, it’s not only a slogan. It’s realty.

The Cooper Smithing Co Steel Fenders come in 2 styles to fit perfectly either a 16 x 5” or a 18 x 4” tire and are sold in a standard 33” length. But Joe will accept to make fenders for alternate wheel/tire sizes. Contact him on my behalf at  253-906-0425 or joe@coopersmithingco.com. Watch the video below to see American Master Craftsman Joe Copper at work. No magic. Hard work and an immense talent.

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15 Responses to “Joe Cooper. Perfecting The Hand Made Motorcycle Fender. And Succeeding…”


  1. 1 Dar Holdsworth May 25th, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    Joe does amazing work. We are proud to run his fenders on our bikes!

  2. 2 Jeff Nicklus May 25th, 2014 at 1:27 pm

    Good Video! Good looking fender as well.

    Over & Out,

    Jeff

  3. 3 Patrick May 25th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    If it’s delivered as beautiful as the picture, it’s exceptional hand-made work.

  4. 4 P. Hamilton. May 25th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

    Wow.

  5. 5 Greeko May 25th, 2014 at 5:38 pm

    Will sell extremely well. Need more sizes, fast.

  6. 6 Steve May 25th, 2014 at 11:49 pm

    art.
    both the fender & the video.

  7. 7 Mike Tomas, Kiwi Indian Motorcycle Co May 26th, 2014 at 8:23 am

    Joe is an absolute master craftsman. His fenders are a true work of Art and are perfect. No bodywork needed. We love using his fenders. Pride in ones craft, Joe is THE guy.

  8. 8 Stony Crane May 26th, 2014 at 10:18 am

    A true craftsman.

  9. 9 Eric Maurer May 26th, 2014 at 11:02 am

    I saw Joe’s fenders while at Ultimate Builder IMS this year. Very nice work!

  10. 10 Steve Hog Radio Show Producer May 26th, 2014 at 11:03 am

    Great Video and work – keep it up Joe.

    Better not let OSHA see this, they may come after him for all sorts of compliance issues. Ha

  11. 11 nicker May 26th, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    An example of a true “Craftsman”……

    Hopefully more young people will aspire to accomplish such art.
    Technology can’t replace this.
    A country that looses such skills will slowly sink into mediocrity.

    -nicker-

  12. 12 CHOPMONSTER66 May 27th, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Very nice fender , the work wonderful . And Joe has his young crafts lady paying close attention. Pass it down to the next generation . Great job.

  13. 13 Jay Horton's Private Shop May 27th, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Beautiful! Later Jay

  14. 14 Lubbock Custom Motorcycles May 27th, 2014 at 9:30 am

    Awesome work as always Joe!! Cool video with your Daughter my friend!!

  15. 15 Lance reid Jun 30th, 2014 at 5:02 am

    Nice work, what’s the name of the English wheel type machine he’s using?

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