mild steel

Mob Scene

| |
Mob Scene

This is a poor photo of a sculpture I installed in Dec. The sun was in the wrong place so I will try for better photos later. It is 9' tall and consists of 2 life size ravens, one being mobbed by a small bird, and a nest and small bird in the tree.


preserving mild steel with a clear finish

| |

I am looking for suggestions on perserving mild steel so it will not rust, but with a clear coat finish. I use a welder to draw on sheet metal, then I use torches, grinders, and polishing wheels to creat colour and texture to the drawing. I have been using a spray of automotive clear coat to protect the finish work from rusting, but I am looking for other ideas, I am not sure how long the spray will protect the art. any suggestions appreciated


Driving Miss JJ

| |
Driving Miss JJ

comments welcome

| |

O.K., I am going to try to upload a photo of a bowl I finished several months ago. We'll see if I succeed or the computer is in control! Lin


Monsoon Sunset

| | |
Monsoon Sunset

15 minute Raven

| | |
15 minute Raven

Mild steel 2 piece raven, made with students practice cuts on plasma cutter "cut master 39"


Sheila's Presence

| | | |
Sheila's Presence

The Title "Sheila's Presence" is a tribute to my first attempt at sculpting. I learned more of what not to do than anything else. I'm Never going to use 20 gage Steel ever! AHHHH! I'm so used to welding large stuff, this was a learning experience.


Toxic Butterfly Revised

| | |
Toxic Butterfly Revised

The Daughter wanted a Butterfly. Here it is he is Metallic green and Black. It is approx. 24'x 18" and has a body made of several things dug out of the ol'pile. It now resides hanging in the Abyss of


Finally started to weld

| | |
Finally started to weld

Well I did it, finally, I had to drive all over the place to get a breaker for the Garage. It seems my twenty-five year old home has a Breaker box that is becoming obsolete. I was scared to death about hooking up my own 220 Volt Outlet in the garage, But a good friend of mine assured me I could do it! (Thanks Kevin!). Anyway, I haven't got any steel yet but my wife and I found some wire (preform cage for concrete) walking the dogs and of course drug it home. Well since the welder is now hooked up I had to do something. Sooo, I ran a bead cool, I remembeer how, great! Now I'll cut up some of that wire and you guessed it: an hour later yep your looking at it.


Hello From Unalakleet Alaska, New Artist, Old Art?

| | | | | | |

Hello, I'm sorta new to this whole metal art thing, although I am not new to metal. I am a fabricator. I weld, braze, do auto body, paint, and also TEACH. I am a "shop teacher" in a rural part of Alaska.