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.
Tried to capture the beauty of these ice crystals on a small twig on a cold sunny morning walk with my Lucy, my dog and hiking partner.
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,
testing out the stove, almost done. I am happy the way it came out, especially the door. I was going to use it for my house but I think It is a little too big so I will make a smaller version. So now to make a “for sale” sign.
Wishing everyone a happy and prosperous new year, with the emphasize on Happy.