Straight from the brass

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As a blacksmith, we work with steel as our preferred choice of material, but sometimes it’s a good exercise to mix it up alittle, and thats exactly what we’ve been given with our current project. The project on the go right now is to make bins that will be going beside our railings in Stanley park! But not just anything will …

No Ordinary Door Handle

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Not too long ago I was asked by one of our clients if I would be interested in designing some handles for their fridge, and of course, I jumped on the opportunity because I knew that no ordinary handle would do for this fridge! From the outside, this fridge looks like an old worn door that you would see in …

Range Hood

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A little while back, some clients asked if I would like to build a range hood for their new kitchen, and of course I said yes! Range hoods add so much to kitchens, whether it be a design with contemporary lines or, as we built for our client this time, a subtle steampunk design. Their always a great project! Range hoods …

Final Fit

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The old saying is measure three times, cut once and it rings true every time you stick to it. But try to make short cuts and get by without doing the extra checking and it always comes back to haunt you! We’ve spent a lot of time going over every detail of these railings for Stanley Park, but just before …

Its Just Too Emotional

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  With every project, you go through various stages of emotions towards it. At the beginning you are always all fired up and can’t wait to get cracking at a new project. Then as the days progress into weeks, emotions can flip back and forth, sometimes at the drop of the hat. But as it all comes together, and you …

Real blacksmith

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When you tell people you are a blacksmith, they assume two things. First, you should be 300 + lbs and look like a gorilla, and secondly that you make horse shoes. Neither of these really have worked for me. My physique is just not the gorilla type, and as for horses and horse shoes, I gave that up along time ago. …

Nailed It!

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Last week was full of forging corner posts for our Stanley park railings. The corner posts are made to look like large, old fashion nails. They stand just over four feet tall. Each post weighs over 60lbs and has proven to be very physically exhausting to make! Forging each nail gives individual texture and character which ties into the whole …

Stanley Park Horses

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This is a project that has been on the go for a good while now, but I just haven’t had the time to update with whats what. The design is based off of things related to horses, like horse shoes, horse nails and such. These railings make lanes where the horses of Stanley park await their passengers to tour them around the …

Vintage Industrial Wall Lights

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I had the opportunity to design and build wall lights on the same theme as the spiral stair case and chandelier that I did last year – which were also a vintage industrial theme. It was a fun process to come up with these designs. Sometimes with projects as you go through the progress of designing and talking with the …

Chandelier

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It started with, it had to be large, big in fact! This is something I like the sounds of! Working with my client, we dreamed up and designed a chandelier that first, had to fill the room – 26 feet high ceiling, so this was obviously going to have to be big! Secondly, it had to fit in with the …