roller bender

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.

Grizzly bear

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.

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,