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.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Here are photos of the Chinese arch for the Slabaugh garden gate- you can see how it's made from thin sheet steel, there's a radius that swings from an arm welded to my work table that shows me how to lay out the many pieces to form the right shape, and a few of the finished box beam being prepared for final welding along the seams.