Saturday, July 23, 2011

Cake Topper

Today I built a cake topper. The customer wanted it to have two hearts pieced together from assorted pieces of metal. The picture that I had to go off of had kind of a grungy steam punk look to it . In the first pic you can see the individual hearts, and in the second pic is the two hearts joined together and installed onto the stand. The stand is a 5" dia plate. All of the pieces are cut from a silver plated platter and the rivets that you see are 3/32" dia solid rivets just like the ones that are used on aircraft. I told her to let it tarnish until a couple of days before the wedding and then give it a light polish so that you get that shiny silver color with the black accents around the rivets. I like the way it turned out. As always click on the pics for a larger view.

Sunday, May 8, 2011


This is our latest project, an awning to keep the rain off our customer as she enters her back door. In the first pic you can see the frame that gives the skin its shape. The back that attaches to the house is 1"angel iron, the rest of the frame is 1/4" round bar ,and the skin is 18 gauge sheet steel. We cut the scallops with aviation snips and welded the two Fluer-di-lis onto a short piece of round bar that protruded from either front corner. We polished the entire thing and applied a metal primer. I will post more pics as we paint and install the piece. At the bottom is a bonus pic of Matt that I am sure everyone will enjoy. Please click on any of the pics for a better view.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Pollock Memorial

The Town of Pollock contacted me about building a fence around the memorial next to town hall. The Mayor decided on a prefab fence and Matt and I installed it. The fence went together fairly well and I am happy with the results, even though I'm never happy to deal with concrete. Here are some pictures, one of us assembling the fence panels and one of the finished product. As always click the pic for a larger view.