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, August 24, 2014

Homemade Rocket Stove

I have seen articles about Rocket Stoves in various magazines and I have wanted to build one.  I finally got around to building one. It boiled water in 15 minutes and we tried it out to cook burgers.  We used a cast iron pan and the burgers cooked up nicely.  You need very little wood to keep the fire going.  It makes a nice backyard cooker or one we can take camping.  It is also a good emergency stove since anyone could probably gather enough wood around the yard in a pinch.


  1. That looks great- How heavy is it, what are its dimensions, and how much would you charge to build one for me?

  2. Specs? Cost to have you build and ship to Plant City Fl?