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I made this kaleidoscope stand for our friends Helene & Steve as a wedding gift; the kaleidoscope itself came from Nellie Bly in Jerome, Arizona. The metal work in the stand was relatively easy – a felt-lined copper cradle riveted … Continue reading
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Some of my favorite projects are practical items that don’t have to look the part. One of the earliest pieces I was ever proud enough of to display was the doorknocker that is on our front door to this day. … Continue reading
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Rick Hartner of Sitting Duck Studio in Kirkland, Arizona is an amazing artist, skilled metal craftsman, and a very generous friend; most of my work these days is done in his solar-powered shop at the foot of Kirkland Mountain. As … Continue reading
Hearts, scrolls and other fanciful shapes are fun to knock out, and they really seem to make people smile. Rusty rebar reborn!
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Knife making is a specialty unto itself, with designs that reflect the tens of thousands of uses us smart monkeys have figured out for this incredibly useful tool. I like traditional designs and carbon steels, but have done a couple … Continue reading