Monday, November 29, 2010

First Clock

I used a little oval dish for this clock, it went together fairly easily. I had the intention of numbering it, but I felt that the little gold colored plastic numbers that came with the clock action would detract from the over all look of the piece. As you can see the rose embellishment is located in place of the numbers 12, 3, 6, and 9 ...... hopefully the roses will serve as enough of an indicator that you could tell the time by this clock. Otherwise whats the point? You can click on the pic for a larger view

Tilted Wind Chime

This little chime utilizes an oval dish set on an angle so that the chimes hang in a circle. The chimes are 1 " aluminum tubing and the clackers are skeleton keys. I like the way this one turned out even though the picture doesn't do it justice. Tell me what you think, and as always click on the pic for a larger view.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mini Bike

Well this is the completed mini bike. Just covered the seat about an hour ago and mounted it. That was the last thing to do on the bike and now it is done. Since the last post I completely tore down the frame, cleaned and painted it, Then I started on the engine. That is where I ran into some trouble. The engine that was on the frame was shot, so I went and got a 5 hp briggs from the junkyard and rebuilt it. Once it was running I tried to fit it on the frame, the new motor was too tall! So I went to harbor freight and bought this Honda clone 2 1/2 hp motor. Now I have a extra motor in the shop, Darn!
I ordered a new centrifugal clutch, chain, sprocket, and twist throttle, and put the little bike together. I have ridden it around my driveway and the bike pulled me around,(although I am sure I looked like a Shriner in a parade)! I think the nephews will enjoy it.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Mini Bike

I was at the local flea market/junk yard the other day and I came upon this mini bike. I asked the guy how much, and he said 25 bucks. I paid him and loaded it into my truck.
Now to most people, all they see is a non running motor and a few worthless scraps of frame tubing. If you have ever met me then you know that I love to mess with things with motors that you can ride in/on. I see a good project.
I have a nephew (or two or three) that will get a kick out of this thing.
More posts and pics to come as I rebuild it!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Aluminum tubing

I decided to try a windchime utilizing aluminum tubing. I started with a rather large candle holder and attached the top of a candy dish for the clapper. I then cut the handle off of a spatula and used it to catch the wind. I cut the aluminum tube into sections that increased in size from four inches to twelve inches in one inch increments. I like the way that it turned out and it sounds wonderful. please click on the photo for a larger view.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Church Sign

Lately my efforts have been aimed at a new sign for Bethel United Methodist Church, and I have run into several snags. While there are several plasma tables in the Alexandria La area, all of them are owned by companies that deal in industrial contracts. These companies are either unable or unwilling to take on a small job such as mine, and I can't say as I blame them. You see it may take any where from four to twenty hours or more to create a digital pathway or picture that the plasma machine can use as a template to perform its job. A company can spend that amount of time to create one product for me and get paid once, or they can spend that same amount of time to create that product for an industrial application and get paid hundreds or thousands of times. Well you ask, how is the small guy or the individual supposed to get his plasma cutting needs met in Alexandria? Good question! I think I may have to invest in a plasma table. Here is a picture of the old sign, and as soon as I can get the parts I need for the new sign I will post more. Thanks and I'll talk to you soon!

Friday, June 25, 2010


A few weeks ago I went to the new gun range with PawPaw. This range has capabilities to shoot out to 300 yds. As I was putting a target up at 200 I noticed a metal swing type target. It was the only one on the range, But I would have liked one at 300 yds. PawPaw talked to the range master, and he said if we bring one he would let us put it up.
The other day I went to my local metal supplier and asked if they could cut some circles for me on the plasma table. The guy said "Sure, How thick, and how big." I got him to cut out 2 each of 9,6,and 3 inch diameter, 1 inch thick mild steel plates.
Today I Knocked together 2 sawhorses, welded chain to my plates, and put it all together. I think they will get alot of use!

Sunday, June 6, 2010


Sorry its been a while! The last couple of months I have been busy doing things that needed to be done, however none of these things were projects. This is a projects page and so I'm not going to write about mowing grass or the cute things my children have done, thats not to say that some of those things aren't noteworthy, just that this isn't the forum for those subjects. I would like to say I'm sorry and please bear with me. Now for the latest in Dezendorf Fabrication news: Matt and I ordered and received our new tubing bender and notcher, and I have several new projects in the works! Stay tuned and in the next couple of weeks and we will have some new material for you to checkout.

Thanks alot and I'll see ya soon,


Sunday, February 21, 2010

Finally Finished !!!!!

Jerome's Fence is finally planted in the ground!!! I know that it has been a while since Ive written any thing regarding this project ( its been two months to be precise) . Matt and I finished that fence around the first of the year, and due to the fact that doing concrete work in the rain doesn't always end well, and the fact that its hard to haul a trailer with a broken truck, we have been staring at it leaned up against the wall of the shop ever since. Yesterday morning the sun was out, and the truck was out of the shop, it was a beautiful day. Matt picked up the auger and some concrete, I hooked up the trailer and we installed that fence!!!!!!!!! Here are some pictures, and as always click the pic for a larger view.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fireplace Grill

This is a decorative grill for a fire place its fairly simple, but its pretty. The best feature of this piece is that it will keep the kids and the dog out of the fireplace !!!!!

Friday, January 1, 2010

New Wind Chime

This wind chime was commissioned by a customer that had some badly damaged pieces of a tea service and these very nice goblets. I went with the goblets! The top is the lid off of a brazing dish and the clanger is the lid of a sugar bowl. I had to search for the wind catcher and I decided to use a small bowl. I'm happy with the way it turned out but , its a heavy one. As always click on the pictures for a larger view.