1. Zissimos Bar signage

    Aluminum 148”x26”

    Lamps supplied by customer. Birchwood Casey aluminum patina and wax finish

     
  2. Some aluminum parts I fabricated for the current job in the shop.

     
  3. Sections of fence I just completed in our backyard.

    Ipe, square tube, angle iron and goat fence

    Designed by asaar70.tumblr.com

    As cute as the neighbors little baby is, she’s gotta stay in her yard.

     
  4. About a million months ago bitchywelder asked me to post a pic of my 5 top tools to do what I do with metal. Man, this was way more difficult than I thought.

    #1- angle grinder: with various wheels cutting, grinding, sanding, wire brush

    #2- oxy/ acetylene torch (not pictured): with cutting, welding, and rosebud tips

    #3- miller syncrowave180SD tig/ stick welder

    #4- air grinders: straight, 90 degree, and pencil: with all the various carbide burrs and sanding discs.

    #5- ball peen hammer that I made a steel handle for. Up until last year I only had this and a craftsman masons hammer in the metal shop. They both handled every shaping, forging, and general beating the crap out of something I could throw at them.

    One of my favorite quotes is ” a champion billiards player will beat you with a broomstick” I think that applies to a lot of people. It is great to have the biggest, heaviest duty tools and shop, but the tools don’t make the cool sculpture- the operator does.

     
  5. Storage cabinet
    Steel and reclaimed lumber
    Adjustable interior shelving and openings in the back and side for access to electrical outlets
    6’6” tall x 52” wide x 32” deep

     
  6. Lost a good friend and talented photographer on Saturday. Sam Holden was a standout in the Baltimore art scene, and did everything 110%.

    This is a shot of me in my shop back in 2005. Sam was doing things with lighting and darkroom processes way before apps on phones.

    Check out his website, http://samholdenphotography.com/home.html

    A visionary artist gone way too soon.

     
  7. Untitled 2014

    Fabricated / carved steel
    Chain
    13” tall

     
  8. Sprocket Skull

    Fabricated / carved steel, found objects

     
  9. My first set of fire place tools, made them about 21 years ago…

     
  10. Flying Cross Peen of Death

    Fabricated and carved steel

    Approximately 4” tall

     
  11. My ugly tool entry. I don’t use this wrench anymore, it only has one tooth and is so tired of just eating nuts….

     
  12. My wife has an ongoing side project which involves creating photos using Walking Dead funko pop figures.
    Sometimes she digs up stuff in the shop to use in the shot.
    Check out her page, some cool art!
    http://asaar70.tumblr.com/

     
  13. So stoked, this great skull arrived today courtesy of http://dillonsculpture.tumblr.com/
    Check him out- his work and shop are top notch! Thanks Mr. Dillon!

     
  14. More furniture projects coming down the line. Picked up some reclaimed hemlock at Keystone Vintage Lumber in Lebanon, PA. I’m gonna cry when I have to cut those 5/4 x 18” x 18’ boards down.

     
  15. Alliance Console Table

    Finished project. I made the company logo out of a piece of old pine encased in a “box” of 1/8” steel plate. The 25 carved into the angle supporting the wood top commemorates the companies anniversary. All the steel is blackened with  Sculpt Nouveau’s Magic Black and sealed with their clear guard. All wood parts were brushed, sanded just enough to eliminate splinters while maintaining the character of the wood, then two coats of wax hand buffed.

    The company specializes in roof and exterior wall systems so i wanted to create a table that referenced architecture as well as old machinery.