About Me

I started fabricating things out of metal when I was very young. My dad raced stock cars and swamp buggies and I got my start welding at age 13 while learning about motors and racing. By 13 I was also racing stock cars. Over the years I built and raced stock cars, swamp buggies and mud boggers. I have made many things for myself and others such as utility trailers, bridges, and sculptures. I worked as a welder for only 1 year of my career making car hauler trailers. For most of my career I was a plasterer in Florida. After moving to upstate NY I worked in a variety of jobs in the construction field. I have only started exploring the artistic side of metal fabrication during the past five years. We started the metal business in 2006 to take my career in a different direction. It will take a while, but my plan is to fill this blog with pictures of many of the things I have built over the years. I hope you enjoy seeing some of my unique creations. My wife is actually writing this blog for me but she is presenting it from my standpoint with the information I give her. I am more skilled with a welder than a computer.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Cannon Sculpture

I thought it would be fun to make a cannon sculpture.  I had an old oxygen tank that used to be my dad's in the 1970's.  He sold it to my uncle when we moved to Florida. I just got it back from my uncle a couple of years ago.  The inside of the barrel of the cannon uses half of a scuba tank that I got from my uncle (the other half of it I used in a rocket project to be shown here in the next post).  I made the wheels out of flat steel and used a roller I have to make it round.  All of the rest of the pieces for it were pieces I have had in my scrap metal building.  It will be a sculpture in our front yard in the spring.

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