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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:

Steel Porch Landing

Posted on August 17, 2015 at 12:30 AM

This will be a porch landing and stair step to bridge a window well to a patio door. The main platform will also support bar grates as seen on the step.

Oh, that bright blue light!

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 9:35 AM

After 20 odd years, I still love the miniature lightning bolt that is a welding arc....

Another Springy Latch

Posted on July 25, 2015 at 1:50 PM

I really like these time-honored gate latches, that operate only with the springiness of steel, and have no moving parts as such: