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.

Saturday, February 13, 2010


This is a tumbler that I made for the purpose of tumbling some of our smaller metal items to get the slag off of them from the initial cutting.  I put things like nuts, bolts and scrap little pieces of metal in the tumbler.  These things work to knock off slag and smooth the edges of the pieces a bit.  The propane tank used to belong to my wife's grandfather.  I wound up with it over 30 years later!  The tumbler is powered by a drill that I attached to it with a pulley system.  It is a noisy operation, but it works well for what I need.

1 comment:

  1. Hello,
    I like your idea. Does the shaft of the tumbler/propane tank go all the way through or is it only connected at the ends? If so can you send me some close up shots of how the axle is connected to the tank? email me @ trisailingfla@gmail.com