Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Headboard project - chasing and repousse

I am getting ready to start a substantial project, a headboard showing the mountain ranges around Boulder.  I am starting by taking the iconic Flatirons, and making a small model of them, as a kind of trial.

I have also made two new tools for chasing and repousse.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Shipped a Mobius to Brazil

I shipped one of my Mobius sculptures to Brazil, a first for me.   To save on shipping charges, we used a wooden base instead of the usual heavy stone bases.

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Adjustable rack

This is a new adjustable rack that I'm working on, a personal project. What is shown are the arms. 

Friday, June 26, 2015


Working on a small Mobius for a client, about 11 inches long.

I also picked up my large Mobius, which has been part of a public art program for the last year.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Making Gifts - Scallop Shell Pendants

I have been making some gifts, using chasing and repouss√© techniques.  The pendants can be worn, hung on a pack, or displayed.  These are not quite finished.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Ladder Rack project

A friend of mine wanted a ladder rack to haul boats on top of his Flip-Pac pickup topper.   The tricky part is that the top of the topper flips forward and becomes a tent.   There is no commercial rack made that is compatible with this topper, so he asked me to make one.   This one has a rear rail that extends past the back of the topper, and the front rail is removable.  

I did not want to break my back maneuvering the rack on and off his truck, so I made up a system that will let a single person move the rack into position.   It is a bit awkward for a single person, but will be very easy for two.  I basically move the rack a little at a time, and then set it on a platform behind the truck.

Friday, February 20, 2015

Zinc countertop

I am getting ready to put zinc counters in my house. This is a test piece. The joint is soldered. 

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Mobius shipped

I just shipped another Mobius to the college in California.   They had originally ordered two, which I shipped, and then decided that they wanted a third Mobius.

I have a couple of projects in the pipeline; one is a star quilt block, and the other zinc countertops for my home.