Heat N Beat

Man, Metal, Fire, and Machine


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

Zipper Mouth
Pickup/Pulloff tool

Tong Tutorial (description of process under each photo)

Making tongs can require much energy spent drawing out and shaping if you don’t own a power hammer. Here is a technique using a slit and drift to form the boss and end. This method allows the boss to retain the mass needed to ensure a strong set of tongs. 

Finally got me some helpers…

Warm wishes to all!

Forged Iron Memorial Gate, 8’H x 6’W x 2”D

Forged Bronze WIndow Grill, 10”H x 6”W x 1”D 


Found some better pics of my last build, forged aluminum shovelhead. 

I am forging a short run of 25 bronze skulls! Get them here-


Old school meet new school cutting 1/2” stainless

Linde CM-40 optical tracer with Miller 2050 plasma cutter

I made a simple bracket to engage the finger switch with a magnetic solenoid

Just build it!


3 amigos. Kyle, Michael, and myself Rob. Went to Atlanta last week and helped Michael on a public sculpture he is working on. Had a fantastic time and got to play with his big hammers. Ellen McRaney was there and took the first and third photo.

Until next time, thanks again my friend!

Hammerhurler in the house! Burn Baby Burn 

Well thats one way to do it, 1” bronze rivets through 1” plate…