Terry Gottman brings metal to life every day by creating and selling one-of-a-kind metal figurines. His pieces depict everything from cartoons to real-life people.
Jacob Agee made this smoker for his local FFA Chapter and school. He used an old boiler tank for the main chamber and mounted two air compressor tanks to each side for additional heat output. He also used old chipping hammer handles on all the doors and vented the top of the smoker with two 5-inch chrome exhaust pipes.
According to Chris’ welding teacher, Brandt Bradbury, “Any kid with basic typing skills is able to learn the machine.
As a child, Josh Gray went to Disneyland and watched an animatronic Abraham Lincoln that inspired him to learn and work in robotics. He later earned a mechanical engineering degree and moved to Los Angeles to work with Hollywood geniuses like Stan Winston and Steven Spielberg.
Carrie knew that the unreliability of importing would be a problem, and says, “We looked at each other and realized we were going to have to do this in-house.” “So we bought a PlasmaCAM machine,”
“So I took some guys into the shop, and we tried to create something. We sat around and thought about what people were still buying in this economy, and one of the things was coffee. And so I decided to design a coffee station for an office.”
With the help of CNC plasma cutting, the metal versions are often easier to make and more impressive than their wooden predecessors.
Fabricator and hot rod enthusiast Dennis Wheeler cruises down a Colorado mountain road in his custom built roadster. Doing all his own work, Wheeler rebuilt his modified 1948 F-1 Ford from the ground up.
Hans Smeet felt compelled to memorialize the event in metal. The finished piece, which he calls, “Reflections,” shows the underwater flats of Brisbane.
One hot summer day, Tony Lytle stopped to use a public drinking fountain and realized that his family dog needed one too.