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.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Homemade Wood Stove

I built this woodstove in 2005 when I was building my new shop.  I didn't have a furnace in it yet to keep it warm while I did the drywall and painting.  I made a place for it to exhaust out of one of the windows by using a cut out piece of tin.  I made the stove out of flat steel.  I had to buy a kit that had the door and the collar that goes around the base of the smokestack.  It worked well.  Now I have an oil furnace in my shop and I wish I had a place to use the stove now. 

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