ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.
Saturday, March 22, 2008
Major assembly on the simple jig. The crosspiece holds the seat at the proper height and with just a bit of slope toward the back. There are stops welded to the base plate and cross bar to position the legs, so I can pretty much stick 'em in place and tack em on.
The back slats are then angle cut, shaped for comfort, and welded in place. Then the welds are
rough ground for smoothness and assembly is finished.
After a thorough grinding and cleanup, here they are with a first coat of Ben Moore's Ruby Red oil base enamel. They will be delivered to a home on Orcas Island, one of our neighbors in the archipelago.My client had seen some work done at Adrift Cafe in Anacortes, WA and, doing all the consulting and business via email, commissioned this set based on the Red Chair from my website, www.elementfe.com