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.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

A variety of projects coming in and going out today, I love this- it's what keeps it interesting!

The Adrift Cafe wine cabinet came back for minor repairs (damaged during remodeling) and it was interesting to go over it again after five years.
Here are a couple small frames for some keepsake glass.
The patio chairs and tables are out in the sunshine for their final clear coat before delivery.
Here also are a couple fireplace covers. One needed to be beefed up to fit the firepit, the other needed a new screen cover.
And finally, two simple custom frames for keepsake art glass.
All these projects are for customers in the Guemes Island/Anacortes community.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Here are the chairs, all done and painted!

Saturday, February 07, 2009

The assembly is mostly done on the new patio chairs- here they are with the side pieces of the backs ready to be coaxed into their final shape.
I love the term my customer uses to describe these: Industrial Beaux Arts! Says it all, don't you think?

Here are some shots of a small stool that's a collaboration with two other Guemes Island artists- Jess and Arlo of www.Slowshirts.com are the instigators with woodwork by Mitercraft (www.mitercraft.com)

Here are the legs being welded and trial fit, and sample stool tops with Jess' artwork laser cut into the seat.

Here's a campfire cookset for a professional cook- he wanted to be able to hook his chain drive rotisserie to the top bar, so I stole a sprocket from an old bicycle for the drive gear.
An assortment of hooks to hang pots and a swingaway grille complete the set- a do it all camping kitchen!

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

The first of the patio chairs are done- here are a few shots.

note: the back (above the seat) appears huge in the rear shot, because of the camera angle. the front shot more accurately shows proportion