New File sets for me….yea!

June 9, 2009

These were long overdue, but finally bit the bullet and got some new sets from Rio.  I do consider files to be a consumable with the work I do, and would like to get new ones on a more frequent basis.  The last set of diamond files (red handle) I bought almost a year ago […]

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Plasma Rough Cutting Stainless and Titanium

June 7, 2009

One of the downsides working with stainless and titanium, sheet size.  A full sheet of stainless is normally 10′ x 4′ at what ever thickness you want, yes, thats feet.  My band saw only has capacity to cut 12″ max.  So what does one do?  Break out the Plasma Cutter and whittle it down to […]

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Just having some fun….

March 17, 2009

One thing nice about being a metal smith, taking a break away from just making jewelry and expanding the scope of work, diversifying into other markets, and quite frankly just having some fun.  I had some grade 5 6Al 4V Titanium laying around the shop, so I decided to make some gadgetry.  Guys LOVE gadgets… […]

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Sometimes fear is all you need…

February 24, 2009

Creating a show piece is a daunting endeavor, exposing ones self to the critical eye of the judge can evoke many emotions.  Putting yourself, your work, your craftsmanship out into the world for all to see.  It can either have two outcomes…one of success and one of failure, that is not what I am afraid […]

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Hot Rodding the Wolf Sander

January 31, 2009

“Soon I discovered that this rock thing was true, Jerry Lee Lewis was the devil, Jesus was an architect previous to his career as a prophet, All of a sudden, I found myself in love with the world, So there was only one thing that I could do…” Jesus built my Hotrod – Ministry Yep, […]

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Kate Wolf vs. Burr King a battle to the Death!!!

January 30, 2009

On the Left: The Kate Wolf belt sander.  On the Right: The Burr King 760, who will come out ahead?  Only time will tell……. Just kidding, this is really a review on Kate’s sander, but wanted to give you a small comparison on what I am normally used to working on.  The Burr King single […]

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Nice & Easy…no, not the hair dye, sanding rolls

January 29, 2009

Well, heres another trick that has served me well.  Im in the midst of making a stainless steel manly man link bracelet that requires a TON of edge clean up.  Since the clean up is pretty important and the stainless chews thru any abrasive material like theres no tomorrow, this is how I keep things […]

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Nimba Anvil and the worlds best hammer organizer…

January 19, 2009

After doing tons of research on the interconnecting web thingy, I finally bit the bullet and purchased a Nimba Anvil. Its one of those *this is going to be the one and only anvil I will ever purchase* sort of things.  Made right here in the USA, I gotta say, its one high quality anvil. […]

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Traveling Display Project….Putting it to the test….

January 9, 2009

Well, okay so I skipped a step on this design from a previous entry, Ill get back to that later….but here it is a traveling display that can be easily shipped or checked in as baggage on the plane. Ill also preempt this by apologizing for the crappy photos, I was still getting used to […]

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Proprietary Blackness…

January 9, 2009

Sometimes, things come out just right, this happens to be one of them.  A machined cuff bracelet with a super-dope-a-licious proprietary blackness to it.  Definitely one of my favorites at the moment.  There is just something that is purely masculine about this piece.   Nuff said.

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