About Thewelder

After serving 4 years in the Marine Corp from 1963-67 when I got home I started an apprenticeship with the plumbers union, Part of my training was learning the basics of welding. I immediately took to it and have been doing it ever since.I have welded around the country in a lot of the nuclear, and major power plants. I always thought of using my welding skills and applying them to creating art. I love working with the different steels and manipulating them with welding or forging. I am retired now from power plants but still love what I do, forming metal, all my birds and fish are started with a solid block of steel and then ground down to shape. They take a lot of time so in-between all that grinding I try to have fun with some lawn art and furniture. I now live in Northwest Montana, How can you not do art surrounded by all this beauty and inspiration.

Wood Stove

Finally finished my wood stove and got it in the house. It is made from 1/4″ steel plate, the door is 1/2″, all moving parts were forged shaped and welded. ┬áno nuts or bolts. It was a fun project, Heats the whole house, great to turn the thermostat offwood stove

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Torchmate

Hi everyone, Just got back from a trip to Reno where I was tutored in the use of the CNC cad program “torch mate, I can’t say enough about these people and this company, Jake, one of the Techs was great, Now it is up to me to practice what I have learned.
hopefully I will be able to post an example soon,

Lucy,

Lucy turned one on Nov. 10th she also turned into a wonderful dog. I have never been happier. she knows when to be gentle. she is playful around all 2 legged and 4 legged beast. She believes all on this earth that walks, crawls, or swims is here for her to play with. And you know, I think she is right.Lucy