Author Archives: bdevries

Off to the Rodeo

It’s Rodeo Time here in Prescott, Arizona, so what do you say to some forged horseshoe hearts?

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Desert Wanderers

As all the best projects do, my intention to knock together a simple, whimsical sculpture for a charity auction got completely out of hand and wound up leading in directions I’d never imagined. Prescott Creeks, our local watershed/creek preservation organization … Continue reading

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Sheet Metal is No Fun At All

This started as a fun project – making a double-sided sign for a friend’s church inside an antique wagon tire he found while mountain biking in the forest (Shhh – don’t tell the US Forest Service). The idea was to use 16 … Continue reading

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Steel & Bones

I’ve been collaborating lately with Drea Shelton on some pieces that incorporate her excellent work with bones & my steel. It’s been fun, and I think the start of something very cool & interesting. A Pronghorn skull for her – … Continue reading

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East Jesus

At the urging of my friends Royce & Nita Carlson, I’ve made the trip out to East Jesus in Slab City, California twice this year. It’s a very special place, with its own close-knit community & culture, and some fantastic … Continue reading

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Knock Knock, Who’s There?

One of my favorite projects of the past couple of years is a series of door knockers that started with a commission from a friend at The Ducati Monster Forum (enjoy one of my favorite DMF threads here, the Crafty Basterds … Continue reading

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Itty-Bitty Blades

I’ve always enjoyed knife making and have been proud of nearly all of the blades I’ve produced – which makes it kind of funny that while I nearly always have a knife in my pocket, it’s hardly ever one of … Continue reading

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Hang Yer Hat – One More…

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A lot of the stuff I’ve done recently isn’t ready to post as I’d like folks to be surprised when they open their holiday gifts; this one was an early Christmas present to my brother-in-law:

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Hang Yer Hat

Coat Racks are an obvious project at the forge; this one takes old box wrenches through a half twist & turn up to make hooks, then blind welding from the back to attach them to a rough-cut piece of wire … Continue reading

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Heavy Feathers

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I’ve seen some very cool forged feathers – many of them surprisingly realistic. While I admire the attention to detail of the ones that attempt to mimic exactly the real thing, my favorites are the ones that instead get across … Continue reading

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