Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Tricky Railing

Scrapfest News

Spartan Warrior took front stage in a WLNS news clip


Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Scrapfest 2015 (Spartan Warrior)

Another Scrapfest build is in the history book . My TEAM "Iron in the blood" submitted the "Spartan Warrior" shown below. It was a lot of hot forging work, but the end result was worth it.

Thank you team mates. Derrick Bliss from Hot Fire Forge and David K13!

Visit Old Town in July 17th and 17th and vote for "Iron in the Blood" "Spartan Warrior" for people's choice award.





Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Second sculpture in Elk Rapids

A little slow on the uptake,  but "On the Ledge" has been installed - the second of my creations up north. I now have a piece anchoring both ends of the park. Beautiful place.... Elk Rapids Day Park.   If you are up vacationing visit the park and peek at my sculptures, of coarse.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Railing Weekend - 1

My weekend working with Dan (Black Iron Forge) and Derrick Bliss (Hot Fire Forge) on a custom made exterior railing. Don't try this at home.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Custom Jobs

My buddy, Hot Fire Forge: Derrick Bliss, best get his a$$ in shape because we got some custom railings to do this weekend! Jobs from the Home & Garden show are still trickling in. Want one of your own? Let me know.

Aside: Don't let me fool ya, I'm going to be the one napping while he's not looking...


Measured a set of interior railings with a handrail last night. Replacing the dated wood with custom iron that is going to enhance this beautiful contemporary house. Stay tuned...

Old Glory

Belt Buckle: Old Glory - SOLD at Home & Garden Show. Interested in having a buckle for yourself or a loved one? Let me know.
Custom is Cool!


Well, the jobs are trickling in from our presence at the Lansing Home & Garden show. Handrails... straight and curved, simple and beautiful. Other leads are developing too, so stay tuned.
Hot Fire Forge: Derrick Bliss

Lansing Home and Garden Show

What a weekend at the Home and Garden Show!! Long and hard on the lower back, but we have orders for a few handrails and developed leads for future projects.
I'll keep you all posted as the projects come to life... with Hot Fire Forge: Derrick Bliss

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Photo Gallery

Commission pieces, sculpture, and functional Metal Art.


Tshirts DIY

"Uniforms" are done. Gotta assume a craftsman would be crafty,  right?

Booth 2152 at Lansing Home & Garden Show. We be looking good....

Can't find what you like. Design and do it yourself.

Thursday, March 12, 2015

Who's going to Lansing Home & Garden Show?

Yikes, it looks official. This is really happening!

The countdown is on...one week until the Lansing Home & Garden Show. See you there?

Life with an artist

Life with an artist: it may be the dinner table (see earlier post) or that space-we-just-created-by-moving-the-couch. When in need of a warm place to create, any space will do. :)

Home and Garden Show

Wanna see more??

You'll have to visit my booth at the upcoming Lansing Home and Garden show - March 19-22 at the MSU Pavilion.


In addition to creating the Valentine lily that weekend, I knocked out three more awards... taking over the dinner table one night to finish them. Lots of drilling holes and grinding, but the end product always makes it worth it!

Valentines for the lady(s)

Valentine for the lady(s) in my life. My wife is the beautiful lily in full bloom, and the buds are the daughters she gave me. Love em all!
[More pics soon]

We make key fobs too

Here is the final result. Two key fobs included. Pretty snazzy, huh?