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Oh, no, there's a welder in my house!

Posted on December 5, 2016 at 12:35 AM

Welding in a finished house is not ideal, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this case, one weld had to be completed on site. Vulnerable surfaces are protected by a combination of plywood, leather, and tarps.

Cool welding jig

Posted on September 29, 2016 at 11:25 PM

Working on  a railing project with lots of "double pickets"  with a box motif. This jig is for welding them identically (and comfortably!)...

Candlestick Maker

Posted on June 28, 2016 at 9:40 PM

....not a butcher, not a baker...but I am a candlestick maker:

The Little Drill Press that could...

Posted on May 7, 2016 at 5:35 PM

....the job calls for drilling holes in plates that are a bit too large and heavy to move around under my stationary drill press. Happily, this little fellow can roll around on the floor and reach the plate comfortably resting on its sawhorses...

Self Portrait

Posted on January 16, 2016 at 2:20 PM

Okay, it doesn't look that much like me, but my newest sculpture, I-Beam Guy, was made from a single piece of I-beam (except for the feet and head). The beam was torch-cut, heated, and bent to form torso, arms, legs, and neck without welding.

Tree of Life

Posted on December 21, 2015 at 12:15 AM

This is the iron realization of the tree-of-life motif as drawn in chalk two entries back....

Tyger, Tyger burning Bright

Posted on November 18, 2015 at 5:50 PM

This is Wm B. Tyger, residing on a steel cart commissioned by his lady....

Full-sized Chalk Drawing

Posted on November 12, 2015 at 9:00 AM

The Tree-of-LIfe design is at the heart of this gate. The full-sized drawing allowed the customer to refine the design. I will forge the leaves and roots and check them directly against the drawing.


Posted on October 5, 2015 at 12:35 AM

It was a particular thrill to make a modest contribution to this venerable Boulder site: a railing panel to block off the North end of the Corner Bar's patio dining area.

Flipping the Fence

Posted on August 23, 2015 at 11:30 AM

Using the good old chain hoist to flip a heavy fence panel: