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09 Jan
2016

That’s a GATE!

This afternoon Jack and Peter finished welding and grinding the major pieces of the gate. With the help of the whole crew in the shop we tipped them up vertically for the first time and took a look. They looked pretty cool! The boys still have to do a little tweaking and also install the latching mechanism and then next week we can install them. They will be allowed to acquire some surface rust and then we'll apply various coloured patinas to allow the five layers to really stand out.

31 Dec
2015

Rolling start

I've loved working with metal since I learned to weld more than two decades ago. Almost anything we can imagine can be fashioned with welded steel, or at least the structural framework to go inside. Using EnRoute to design files and the new MultiCam plasma cutter to cut the pieces has raised the art to a whole new level. It takes minutes to design the cutting files and only minutes more to cut the pieces

30 Dec
2015

Magic chairs – just for fun

Many people who know me well claim I do things far too fast. It's sims not true. The truth is I have so many ideas and projects I simply need to hurry to get them all done. :) In my studio I have two office chairs which are well worn and somewhat broken.

25 Dec
2015

More plasma cutter eye candy

 Peter's Sign Challenge piece would have been almost impossible to accomplish without the new MultiCam plasma cutter. At the very east it made things ten times faster. The speed of the design in EnRoute and the precision of the cutting made fitting the pieces dead easy. The plasma cutter also allowed a complexity which wouldn't have been possible any other way. The top section of the box is removable and slides up into the box from the bottom

25 Dec
2015

Plasma cutter ease

When we took delivery of our MultiCam plasma cutter we weren't sure how much we would use it. Prior to that acquisition we had many base plates cut and the occasional shaped piece but it wasn't too often. Having the plasma cutter handy close at hand changed the way we do many things in the same manner that the CNC router did ten years ago. Few projects are done with the plasma cutter alone but rather the many cut metal pieces are integrated into larger projects which also use other tools along with our hand methods

10 Nov
2015

Anchoring the Dinosaur

The plasma cut dinosaur is definitely a bit top heavy. We needed him to be somewhat movable and thus a sturdy (and heavy) base was required. We decided he would be perched on a well weathered log made from concrete. Matt had been bringing in some pretty cool samples of gnarly wood which would serve as the perfect inspiration.

02 Sep
2015

It’s like waiting for Christmas morning!

This morning a giant eighteen wheeler pulled up in front of our drive. We had been excitedly waiting for it! Tied to the deck was our brand new MultiCam CNC plasma cutter! It didn't take long to untie and pull the tarp off. I then gingerly poked the tangs of the forklift into the bottom and removed the heavy machine from the deck. It was a four hundred foot journey to the back of the shop where we lifted it into position in the new addition and lowered it into it's new home - a metal building still in progress at the rear of our property