railings

A VILLAGE IN GERMANY

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For those of you that enjoyed seeing some of the work for Germany over the last seven years, here is a video taken this spring which includes the most recent bridge.

Giusseppe

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qeATN8iXasI


Rowing the Atlantic

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I am planning to row the Atlantic solo in 2013.
I want to fund the row myself and use the 3000nm trip to raise money for fresh water wells in countries where the need is desperate.
The only way I can raise the 100k needed for such an adventure is to do what I do best ...make metalwork.


railings

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railings

knots for the village....


railings

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railings

Another 200m of railings in the making for the village in Germany....


Brewer Stair Railing

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Here are a couple of pictures of a stair rail that was installed today. This was the first curved rail that I have done. Lots of learning there. The home owners are happy with the results and that works for me. The center flower and leaves have guilders paste applied over the paint. The panels are from King Metals.


Volute Newel Post

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 In studio view of fabrication of the last section of the Kelp railing.Last Section of Kelp Railing: In studio view of fabrication of the last section of the Kelp railing.


forged box section

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forged box section

Upleward,Lower Saxony,Germany


Railing Sample,rectangular tubing

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This is a sample for a current railing job I'm working on.
Years ago I fantasized that this 1" x 2" rectangular tubing might indeed collapse the way you see in this image ,if brought to heat in the forge and pulled around a scroll jig.My reasoning was based on the assumption that,all things being equal and the heat even throughout,there would still remain some structural integrity at the corners of the tubing that would hold the rectangular cross section while the broad flat faces all collapse in and the edge faces bulge out. This gives a lovely ,almost ORGANIC aesthetic to the scroll which is quite tactile and simply begs to be gripped.


Railing Sample,rectangular tubing

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Railing Sample,rectangular tubing

This is a sample for a current railing job I'm working on.
Years ago I fantasized that this 1" x 2" rectangular tubing might indeed collapse the way you see in this image ,if brought to heat in the forge and pulled around a scroll jig.My reasoning was based on the assumption that,all things being equal and the heat even throughout,there would still remain some structural integrity at the corners of the tubing that would hold the rectangular cross section while the broad flat faces all collapse in and the edge faces bulge out. This gives a lovely ,almost ORGANIC aesthetic to the scroll which is quite tactile and simply begs to be gripped.


finishing Miami at last

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On my way back from Miami ....fixed all the boundary railings and tested a gate in place ...next visit for the stairs and lights