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

Homemade Coal Forge

I have recently become interested in blacksmithing and started by building my own coal forge to get started.  I searched the internet and saw a few to model mine after.  I customized mine with attachments and features that I wanted.  I think mine came out nice and it works well for me.  The only drawback is that I have to use it outside, which makes it only a seasonal activity here in upstate NY.  A propane forge is my next plan for an upgrade.


  1. Fantastic looking forge, nice job.
    Thanks for sharing.

  2. most integrated tool add-ons i"ve seen looks like you"d be able to use inside with a flue and hood fan