Heat N Beat

Man, Metal, Fire, and Machine

www.dillonsculpture.com

There are three movies, the first one (best) is 35 minutes. My Bradley 500 is shown at 16:54. This was at the pinnacle of skilled labor at the forge!

"Ascension" 18 month process, 7 month build time almost 1000 man hours. Last look before install, almost there…

Hell Yea! Tumblr trade with http://kustomsteel.tumblr.com/

Thanks Karl

A center measuring/transfer device with double angle finder, one of which was disabled, I favor the forged thumb/bolt. Has good rust + spider sacs

Water leaf rail with some tooling.

Peekaboo I see you Hammerhurler…
All steel trebuchet in the background for hurling things on fire! 6 lbs.-100yards

I love coming up with new ways to use old tools! Just your basic hand held 2hp belt grinder…

Progress on 3 ton stainless steel sculpture

Sometimes you just gotta bust out a bunch… I forged 200 1-1/4” square pickets down to 3/4” octagonal on the end and out to 36” in length. One heat each under the 500lb. Bradley. The Enerpac hydraulic bender was used to get them all nice and straight.

rdmironworks:

'40 Ford Diesel Rat buildoff truck and the 1913 Nazel 4N Forging hammer in the background. I can't wait to forge some one off Hot Rod and Rat Rod parts. I might get to build a custom firearms themed rod for Shot Show next year…fingers crossed.  #RDMIRONWORKS #FABRICATION #40FORD #DIESELRAT #CUSTOM #RATROD #FORGING #NAZEL4N #500LB #BLACKSMITH #BADASS #1913 #POWERHAMMER #NAZEL #MADEINTHEUSA #GUNS #SHOTSHOW #FREEDOM #2NDAMENDMENT

These machines are brothers from a different mother

rdmironworks:

'40 Ford Diesel Rat buildoff truck and the 1913 Nazel 4N Forging hammer in the background. I can't wait to forge some one off Hot Rod and Rat Rod parts. I might get to build a custom firearms themed rod for Shot Show next year…fingers crossed. #RDMIRONWORKS #FABRICATION #40FORD #DIESELRAT #CUSTOM #RATROD #FORGING #NAZEL4N #500LB #BLACKSMITH #BADASS #1913 #POWERHAMMER #NAZEL #MADEINTHEUSA #GUNS #SHOTSHOW #FREEDOM #2NDAMENDMENT

These machines are brothers from a different mother

Squash test 6” of 2” square under a 500lb. mechanical hammer

Gothic Lantern 10”h 7-1/2”w
Forged Iron, brass fixture and seeded glass

Zipper Mouth