We are very pleased to welcome Adam Ciferri back to the Workhorse team! In honor of his return we are releasing the machine Adam is best known for, his Bulldog Shader, a true classic.
Bulldog Shader Specs: - Tuned for all-day, every-day street shop and/or custom tattooing - Solid hit that easily pushes 5-15 Mag Groupings - Runs 100-110Hz @ 6.5 Volts Unloaded - CNC Cut Iron with the highest precision and care - Standard Workhorse Red Oxide Finish - Standard Workhorse Hardware - Weighs 7.2 Ounces - MADE IN THE USA
A few words from Adam on his history with this machine: "In 1996 I started making machines known as "Bulldogs" with Mike Malone, as the previous builder of this classic machine had ceased making them, and there was a void to be filled. The idea for this was mine, and I ran it by Mike. He had asked me to build shaders for him to re-sell, as he was happy building liners and didn't feel much of an affinity for building shaders.
So, we embarked on our plan to start re-making the shader known as "the bulldog" and it was to be a partnership. Our partnership, like so many, had some snags, and in our haste to get the project rolling, we never nailed down some key details of the partnership. Predictably, we both made some serious mistakes, both professionally, and privately, and these mistakes ultimately led to some interesting interpretations and speculations of what my role was in making this machine.
I do not claim to own anything surrounding this machine but my work and my word. I have made this machine, continually for nearly 20 years, and intend to continue making this machine for as long as this demand dictates.
Thank you, Workhorse Irons, for making this project happen, thank you Mike Malone for the opportunity to have a part in the lineage of this machine, and thank you, Fellow Tattooers, who buy my machines and allow me to do what I love." Respectfully, Adam C
- CNC Cut Billet Brass Frame with PIKE Stamp - Deluxe Blackened Workhorse Hardware - Over Under Rear Binder Setup - Custom Designed Pike Vise - 1" 8 Wrap Coils - Fast Shader /Slow Liner with a Hard Hit - Running 120 -125 Hz @ 6.5V Unloaded - Pushing 5's-11's with Ease - MADE IN THE USA
Limited Edition Halloween Orange SOBA Mini Rusto Shader with Swing Gate Vise
After many years and many updates we are excited to release SOBA's newest version of the Mini Rusto! This frame design has seen numerous improvements and we are proud to say these are the best running and most versatile Mini Rustos to date.
- CNC Cut Ductile Iron Frame - Drilled Out and Lightened Upright - Swing Gate Vise with and Internal Spring for ease of use - Distressed Orange Powder Coat Finish with Blackened Edges - Custom Deluxe Blackened Hardware - Deluxe 1" 8 Wrap T-Top Custom Coils - Medium Quick Speed with a Solid Hit - Pushing 5's to 13's easy - Great for Packing in Solid Color, turn down a bit for Color Blends and Whip Shading - Running 110-115 Hz @ 6.5 V Unloaded - Weighs 6.8 oz - MADE IN THE USA
Limited Edition Nickel Plated Aaron Cain FIVE Shader
Regular price$425.00 USD
Special limited edition run of Aaron's no longer available Model FIVE machines! Built with Nickel Plated frames and hardware, plus custom coils. Only a few of each made, don't sleep on these, they will not be available long.
- New CNC Cut Iron Frame - Light Polish and Nickel Plated - Deluxe Workhorse Nickel Plated Hardware - 1.25" 8 Wrap Custom Antique $1 Bill Coils - Long Stroke with a Hard Medium Hit - Running 100-105 Hz @ 6.5 V unloaded - Pushing 5's to 13's no problem - Weighs 6.45 Ounces - MADE IN THE USA
Limited Edition Adam Ciferri Ghost Dog Shader Hybrid
Regular price$400.00 USD
Adam Ciferri Ghost Dog Shader Hybrid
Tuned for all-day, every-day street shop and/or custom tattooing
Medium/Quick Speed with a Medium/Light hit that easily pushes 5's to 9's, turn up a bit and push 11s no problem
Runs 110-115 Hz @ 6.5 Volts Unloaded
Good for Quick Color Packing or B&G Work / Color Blends
CNC Cut Iron with the highest precision and care
Mid-Size frame with 1.125" 12 Wrap Keg Coils
Custom Gloss Black Powder Coat Finish
Gold Plated Deluxe Hardware
Weighs 5.7 oz
MADE IN THE USA
A few words from Adam about this machine: "The Ghost Dog Liner is set up to make solid single pass outlines with ease. Weighing in at a mere 5.7 ounces, this is a machine that punches way above it's weight class. Perfect for tattooers who like the weight of a rotary machine but prefer the feel and performance of a coil machine" -Respectfully, Adam C.
Mike Pike Mean Mugger B&G Shader
Regular price$325.00 USD
Mike Pike Mean Mugger B&G Shader - Blackened Iron Frame - Deluxe Hardware - Custom 1.25" Coils - Tuned Specific for Super Smooth for B&G Shading - Soft and Quick for Building Layers - Medium Speed with a Solid Hit - Running 105-110 Hz @ 6.5 V unloaded - Pushing 5's to 9's with ease - Weighs 9 oz - MADE IN THE USA