Monday, January 18, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
This was my first attempt at making a pan holder, however the hooks were not functional in holding the pans in a good position, so it is a utensil hold. My wife loves both, She also loves my blacksmithing ability, because she enjoys having things made for her, that are functional.
My wife wanted something to hold her new pans, so the Teflon would not get scratched up from them sitting inside on another. I riveted on 8 stationary hooks, and then placed a bar on the back with 2 moveable hooks. I turned the hooks out to better hold the pans. I twisted some of the support bars to give it some nice detail work.
This one is Bug Eyes; he is another one of the bugs I made when I was playing around in the shop. Part of him is made from nuts, bolt, and other scraps, with sheet metal for the wings. I gave the wings some detail, to give him more of a realistic look, not that he looks like a real insect. He is also for up for sale at Sell Art.
Bugly, was one of the bugs I made when I was playing around with junk metal, nuts, bolts and other misc. metal parts. His wings are movable I love being spontaneous and just playing around with metal to see what I can create with it. Bugly is now up for sale at Sell Art, an Internet gallery my wife found.
This knife was one of my earlier knives, it was made for my then 13, year old daughter, she likes those sorts of things. For the sheath, I used brown leather and added a design with some leather working tools. The blade was a hand forge, and the handle was made from Elk horn and leather.
Monday, January 4, 2010
I decided to put up a post to show off the birthday gift, that my very talented sister made for me. She bought the journal, and put her artistic talents to work on the front. She hand cut part of the work, then added other goodies. She also does many types of art, lately she been making journals for friends and family. She spends hours cutting out designs with specialty cutting blades, adds a few other items, turning an ordinary journal working into a wonderful works of art.
I was commissioned to make a knife for a friend’s father, as a Christmas gift. I hand forged the blade. I made the handle out of walnut and Buffalo horn with a riveted steel butt cap. I used Tongue Oil on the walnut part of the handle for a rich finish.
Friday, January 1, 2010
This is a Stargazer Lily wine stand, which a doctor in New Mexico commissioned me to make as a gift for his wife. I added LED lights to the Stamens, and a light switch at the bottom of the stand. The petals and leaves are made from sheet metal, and the bottom of the stand is wood wrapped with leather.