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, June 18, 2016

Handmade Pallet Board Puller

My wife keeps telling me that there are hundreds of projects she wants to make with pallets.  I guess Pinterest  is loaded with ideas.  Since I will probably be the one taking pallets apart for these projects I thought I would make my job easier.  I built this to help pop the boards off more easily. She can use it too. You can buy a similar tool for about $65.00 but I made my own with black iron pipe and scrap metal I had.  A bright coat of paint so I don't lose it among all my other tools and we are set.  Now we need to find a new good source for free pallets.  The store that used to give them to us for free has gone out of business.  Previous pallets I have obtained I used to stack fire wood on or I used for firewood.

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