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, May 06, 2009

This gate controls access to Guemes Mountain trails- open to hikers, closed to motor vehicles.
One of the caretakers called a few weeks ago to tell me, "something terrible" had happened to the gate- when I got there, this massive construction was bent in the middle...but not a mark was to be seen on it! We suspect Uri Geller, or perhaps UFOs...
We pulled the post upright, an excavator tweaked the gate back to the correct level, and I took the oxyacetylene rig and reworked the lockbox (a box for the padlock that makes it virtually impossible to use common tools to get in).