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During the winter break after the first semester of freshman year in 2003, my friend at home had a welder. A couple of us taught ourselves how to weld. At some point I borrowed the welder for a project and ended up buying it for a killer deal and bringing up to Blacksburg around 2006. I started welding random scrap pieces together just for fun. One day I welded some nuts together that turned into a coffee table leg. After that, I started actually making things. For the love of melting steel with an electric arc.

Generally, I get my inspiration from the metal I find. When I get lucky, I find some cool metal and get an idea of what to make with it. My style is big, heavy pieces, both furniture and non-functional sculptures. I make some inside stuff, which is cleaned and clear-coated to prevent rust, but I like dirty, rusty outside yard art even more.

Techniques I use include MIG welding (FCAW), stick welding (SMAW or MMA), plasma cutting & gouging and abrasive grinding & cutting. I can also TIG weld, GMAW and oxy-fuel braze/weld/cut, but don't use those for HM[A].

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There are currently 2676 pounds of metal listed


Some of these items are for sale! If so, the price is listed. If you are interested, please contact me at : 

"Creative use of salvaged and recycled materials to create rhythmic abstract sculptures alongside whimsical creatures." -Art at the Market awards judge (2nd place in 3-D)



Mentionings:
Flickr Photo Stream by Allen Fuller
New River Voice 7/30/10
Roanoke Times 7/25/10
Collegiate Times 7/14/10



Order By: Name  |  Weight  |  Approximate Creation Date  ^  v  |  Price
Current order: Most Recent First
Categories:
All
(2 pieces)[312 lbs]Commissioned Workyour ideas and mine collide
(4 pieces)[173 lbs]Indoor Functionaluseful objects for indoor useage
(3 pieces)[264 lbs]Indoor Furniturechairs, tables etc. designed to reside indoors only
(1 pieces)[73 lbs]Indoor Sculpturecreation designed to reside indoors only
(5 pieces)[60 lbs]Tube Dudestoob doods are pretty chill, and cute
(5 pieces)[196 lbs]Yard Crittervarious critters designed to be outside
(2 pieces)[288 lbs]Yard Furniturechairs, tables etc. designed to reside outside, but can be used inside
(8 pieces)[606 lbs]Yard Helixhelices are great stairs for small rodents
(2 pieces)[20 lbs]Yard Mouthmouths to protect your yard
(7 pieces)[684 lbs]Yard Sculpturecreations designed to reside in the yard


Helix[54]
[122 lbs]


Helix[30]
[68 lbs]


made with 30 highly corroded bones for a different colored look
Helix[20]
[45 lbs]


this here is a 20 bone helix
Helix[37]
[83 lbs]


Helix[28]
[63 lbs]


Helix[24]
[54 lbs]


24 bone helix
Helix[57]
[128 lbs]


57 bone helix
Helix[19]
[43 lbs]


an extra corroded helix - it's my brother's now




Some of these items are for sale! If so, the price is listed. If you are interested, please contact me at : 

Welding Note:  There is a big difference between my art welding and fabrication welding. Non structural welding, such as in art, is not done with the care and proper method that structural welding is. Any poorly placed welds are not representative of my welding skills.

Safety Note: Although I have never had an injury incident with any Heavy Metal [Art], there is some concern with the possibility of drunk people, kids, etc. walking into something. As a result, I will not be responsible for any injury in which Heavy Metal [Art] is involved.







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