Another custom railing I made from scratch in NE Portland.
Measuring is an art.
It lets you build things somewhere else,
and know they will fit.
Here’s an example of that art~
A nice little fence/gate combo for a North Portland home being renovated.
Built custom for this home, like so many of my projects are.
Doesn’t this gate look great!? I think so.
A fun little fire totem creature.
I made for a friend.
It’s been named Craberus~
Privacy panel/Art Deco. Playing around with the CNC.
A little art project I did while bringing back a a CNC table to life.
It could be a security panel,
or art deco.
Built for the owner of Sunlan lighting on Mississippi Ave in North Portland. I created the design, fabricated everything along with complete installation.
All hand made.
Each piece hand bent.
For a company called Sunlan Lighting.
Located in North Portland on Mississippi Ave.
Oil Rub Bronze powder coat.
Over 20 pieces total.
The owner loves them.
So do I.
Feel free to check this bench and table set out, it’s in North Portland on the corner of NE Fremont and 47th, THRIVE sauce and bowls restaurant.
1′ square tube makes this bench up.
All the mounting hardware is hidden from sight.
Clean minimalist look.
The point of sale station is matched perfectly with the bench.
Clean lines, everywhere.
Crisp edges, nice lines.
Reclaimed materials Bench Set.
The wheel that created this whole project, 100% of this bench was made from the parts on this wheel.
The other half of this wheel was used as a security cage for my bench space.
The rust strips are from where the steel spent it’s life againt these salvaged 2 x 6 planks.
Bronze accents highlight many areas of the steel frame.
Both sets are very strong and great attention was given to their symmetry.
Stainless steel hardware is teh ony new thing on this reclaimed material project.
Me, braze welding some of the accents in.
All the wood has been treated for outdoor use, the steel as well.
The frame is reinforced everywhere. This frame is extremely strong.
Strong and beautiful.
Forever Flower: Stainless steel spoon art.
Stainless steel spoons and mild steel base.
A single spoon handle was left on to wrap around the base.
Copper and gun blue patina work.
The stainless steel spoons aren’t affected by the metal etch.
Angle Iron table set with Cedar tops.
This is the first six of a dozen tables I’m making.
Each table has, “invisible” hardware, meaning you see nothing from the top.
Hand sanded and stained 2 x 8″ cedar planks.
All meticulously cut wood and steel.
THe with of the angle iron table was based off the cedar planks to allow space between them for aesthetics.
Continuing to refine my skills.
Tin Roof Awning.
Just a quick awning I put together.
You’ll also notice the handrails in the foreground and ladder in the background, I made both of these as well.
I picture of the jig I made to hand bend the ends.
The hangers with the Jig that helped make them.
Profile shot of the hangers.
One of the hangers installed.
Rain Barrel Towers.
Three of the four frames complete here, weld on one more set of legs, then it’s onto finishing.
Finishing: towers being clear coat so they won’t ever rust.
Three of the four towers here.
Another picture of one of the towers.
The first hammer I made.
Made from high grade tool steel and Tig welded together at over 100 amps.
I welded hardening material onto the faces of the mallet.
The grip is beads of Tig welds I stacked onto the base to give it a permanent grip. This is what the hammer looks like, 4 years after it was made.
CNC Design and Laser Cutting.
These plate are currently being allowed to rust, then they will be installed, then this gallery will be updated.
A look at the designers artboard, designed from scratch, each letter was meticulously designed to allow it to be cut out using a CNC laser.
Here’s the positive image.
Here’s the negative image.
Steel Racks for metal storage in my new metal studio.
Plans for the new steel rack in our shop.
Cutting all the parts and pieces to size.
Steel racks welded together and installed.
At least a few thousand pounds of steel hanging out on these racks, and they can handle a lot more.
Some Blacksmithing I’ve done.
Heating up some steel to make a few leafs.
Finished leaf, still attached to the .5″ bar stock.
The front and back of some leaves.
A chisel and punch I made over four years ago.
A leaf I made, along with my punch and chisel, four years later, 2015.
BAKAW!! CHICKEN TAIL SCULPTURE INSTALLED
Making the brackets for this was time intensive and nerve wracking.
Tolerances were incredibly tight.
Lag bolts and backup chains suspend this in the air.
This tail has already endured 70MPH+ winds and didn’t even blink!
The tail, fully installed.
I have a few more feathers to weld into place.
These feathers will be installed after I complete the chicken head!
CUSTOM STEPS REPURPOSED FROM AN OLD CAR SPRING
A typical example of what my bench looks like on projects like this.
All the steps completed and ready for install.
Steps installed at my studio.
Another view of the installed steps.
ADA COMPLIANT HANDRAILS
An example of my fitup.
Another fitup example.
A matching set of handrails for a rooftop.
Rooftop handrails installed.
Paint drying on a very complicated but rewarding handrail.
The partner to the complicated handrail, this one was considerably easier.
Handrails for a back deck.
More angles of the deck handrails.
Side by side, these handrails match perfectly.
Everything is completely square and plumb.
Twenty four foot long handrails.
All the brackets and baseplates were made by hand.
Long lines and tight corners make up this set of handrails.
An example of how plumb these handrails are.
FIRE PIT BARREL LEG JIG
The jig with a straight piece of rebar.
The rebar after the bottom has been bent.
The rebar after the upward angle was hand bent.
Single barrell leg.
A half dozen legs.
CUSTOM LADDER FABRICATION: (blog post)
Fit-up and final measurements before welding.
Close up after steel has been treated with rust inhibitor.
Close up of installed ladder.
Black rock stakes Gold and Black pattern
Black Rock Stakes mid fabrication
Black Rock Stakes Pink and Gold Pattern
Black Rock Stakes on the Grill
Black Rock Stakes being painted to order
CUSTOM FENCE FABRICATION: (blog post)
Hand bent and fabricated corner piece for railing.
Railings just after they have been treated with a rust preventative.
Railing being installed.
Fitting up each railing, piece by piece. Each railing is a different size and custom built to fit perfectly.
Hard at work on railing piece #12!
Randomly picked weld from the project. This was fabricated September ’13. 6 months after getting out of school.
The stacks of rails continue to grow.
PALM FROND FABRICATION: (blog post)
Finished palm frond set up in the owners dance studio.
Individual palm frond blade.
One of the two fans.
Palm frond assembly.
Finished palm fronds, they have performed at Analog Cafe (SE Portland) so far.
BIRD FEEDER FROM REPURPOSED MATERIALS: (blog post)
Bird Feeder I made at the shop I apprentice at. One of may favorite pieces to date still.
FUNKY BIKE RACK HANGERS: (blog post)
Close up of one of the bike hangers.
First run of bikes hanging up.
Bike hangers after some wheel paint art happened on the wall behind them.
Another one of the hooks.
The person that wanted this designed was happy with the plans, he appreciated the simple rugged design.
First of 12 fabricated.
Base stand assembled.
Base stand fabrication complete.
Making an army…
End product, a NeoNite high visibility intergalactic traffic helper
TO BE CONTINUED…