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.

Monday, November 24, 2008

Here's a new chair that I built for fun- it's getting rave reviews for being comfortable, practical, and fun. A few finishing touches lacking in this photo, BTW

Friday, November 14, 2008

Prototyping for chairs to match the patio tables in the last post.
Here the legs are upset- blacksmith talk for heated and smashed to thicken the cross section. The bar loses about 2" during this process.
The seat is a new design, to use mesh for outdoor furniture and have a somewhat more rounded rim.
Here also is a semi-formed chair, a little smaller than the finished ones will be, just so I can get a look at how it's coming along.