1. Happy shark week!

  2. Parts

  3. 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!

  4. My hands are just as clean or dirty as any one else, but take a gander at that dirty, chicken skin forearm!

  5. Zissimos Bar signage

    Aluminum 148”x26”

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

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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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

  10. 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.

  11. Untitled 2014

    Fabricated / carved steel
    13” tall

  12. Sprocket Skull

    Fabricated / carved steel, found objects

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

  14. Flying Cross Peen of Death

    Fabricated and carved steel

    Approximately 4” tall

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