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, April 9, 2017

Handmade Recumbent Bicycle

I  made a recumbent bicycle from bikes given to us when we asked around. I did not follow any specific plans for it.  I researched a bit and then built it to the design i wanted with the supplies I had. It is great exercise for me after my knee replacement surgery. I did spend a total of about $50 on things for it such as a helmet, speedometer and mirrors. I built a trailer to pull behind and while I ride I stop for cans and bottles to return. I have more than recuperated the $50 and now have a jar for the money from returning the bottles and cans (5 cents each in NY) I have also (with better diet as well) lost 55 lbs! A great project that will now be only profit from here. Money going towards new tires for our camper! 

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