This series of photos show a little bit of the base fabrication and the finished piece. I had an old PRS body from previous projects, so I made an armature to hold it at the height I wanted , then proceeded with the base construction. The guitar pics are 1/8” stainless, I made a jig to cut them out with my plasma cutter. The base is gun blued and lacquered. After these photos the guitar was returned to PRS to have all the hardware reinstalled so that it is fully functioning.
These pictures show a bit of my process. I started with a tracing of the guitar and worked my drawing out on that. Then I made paper patterns and transferred them to 1/8” steel for the fins, 3/4” for the body. I did some build up welds on the fins prior to cutting them out. I switched to a gouging tip on my plasma cutter to rough out the fish body. From that point on it’s just a lot of grinding, some rebuild welds, then finished with gun blue and penetrol.
Steel, Sapele, antique items
8’ tall x 7.5’ wide x 20” deep
This is a piece I recently finished that my wife, asaar70.tumblr.com designed for a client. The decorative screen in the center and the dark carved bars on the top and bottom are from the clients private collection.
Various sizes square and rectangular steel tubing, laser cut “gears”, reclaimed lumber
Final project in a suite of furniture I was commissioned to build for a new office space. The gears are artwork from the companies logo that I had laser cut in 11 gauge steel and gave them a distressed paint treatment.
This is a pair of light fixtures that I made for the area underneath the Kustom Steel wood shop / office. I helped a buddy dismantle a grain bin he bought on craigslist, and there was a chute inside it comprised of two 3’ long x 8” diameter punched, galvanized tubes. The idea for them as lamp shades instantly popped into my mind and I couldn’t be happier with the results. I apologize for my poor photography, they really kick ass at night!