Finally making progress on the Chickadee I am forming out of the end of this rail road spike driving hammer. It is fun to think once done this bird will have been part of building a railroad.
This is a roller bender, I made it with a lot of spare parts although I did have to buy the bearings and chain to power it. The handle came off a large gate valve they were discarding from a previous job. I am glad I saved it.
the way it works is, you place a flat piece of steel or pipe you want a radius or even to make a circle and keep tension on the top roller while the bottom two turn thus rolling the steel back and forth until the desired radius, It is fun to use, especially because it is made, not bought, and works well and even better than one bought.
Hi everyone, it has been a long time since my last post, I am going to try to keep up with posting once in a while and post things not only of my metal and art work but of things that are apart of my life,
below is a grizzly bear, I captured it on a trail camera. I was hiking earlier this summer and came across a large black bear in the same area. I thought it would be fun to set up a camera, I never expected to get such a great picture of such a magnificent specimen of a grizzly. I also got pictures of the black bear I will post later but my goodness, I was lucky. I hope you enjoy.
Hope everyone is having a great Summer, It is so hot and dry here in the NW. I think even the tourist would love to see some rain. Thank goodness the evenings are cool. And there is always a mountain lake to go to.
I have to start posting again, not much art work is going on but I think I will rededicate myself in the fall.
This is a custom frame we made with some exotic rosewood. as you can see the wood was too beautiful to square and miter like a traditional frame so we made a metal frame to the contour of the wood, we then used steel blocks in the corners,the steel was ground to the contour of the wood and then flame colored. as you can see I think the steel corners pulled the irregular wood together.