Wednesday, October 2, 2013


Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Finished Sculpture

The work that Matt and I had labored so intensely on through the summer of 2011 is now in the open air for the sun, the wind, and the pedestrian. Note the plumbing by the hubs - special hydraulic motors to control rotational speed. All moving parts are stainless steel with stainless bearings. Built to last.

Friday, September 16, 2011

sculpture progress

A wainwright original now an artifact on the wall.

The new:
Machined stainless hubs with included angle for spokes, and welded to rolled 1" stainless tube "tire." hubs get special end caps with welded shaft collars.

Personal Projects

This tank received a lot of love, cutting out the old channel, new fuel tap and filling hole, dents erased and profile narrowed.

Recent Work

I built something small and something big.

These are special brackets to mount the windmill speed control to the outside of the tower. A hydraulic motor that couples to the windmill bearing shaft slows the rotation by resistance of the hydraulic fluid.

This tower is 26 ft tall, welded construction, ready to be hot-dipped galvanized.

Monday, August 15, 2011


This is model in progress for a local sculptor.. its brother is similar, try 20ft longer.
The piece pictured needed a little stretch so i chopped the top, bent up a new dome with slightly taller geometry and welded it back up.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Nautical Lamps

Parts are coming together for a custom nautical style "explosion proof" lamp project. Consider something like this:
Matt's design is simpler, heavier and includes beautiful milk-colored hand blown glass. I spent this week in the machine shop making parts and here is a little progress.

silicon bronze welding on bulb socket holders:

detail for countersinking assembly screws:

Matt and I put our heads together, and he came up with a unique metal spinning set-up on a Logan engine lathe.

The product:


The lamps will be incorporated with original sea-fairing hardware.

More progress coming next week, at the shop of Bobs Welding.