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Bear Head Sculpture

 A restaurateur, I’ve done work with in the past, asked me to create a bear head in a geometric style for a project. He wasn’t sure of anything other than he wanted this bear. I start out drawing the idea out here over coffee at one of my favorite places.  IMG_2254With the concept locked in, and his blessing I started fabrication.  Originally brazing the steel bear, but after realizing the time/budget restrictions I opted to wire weld.



Stokes Restaurant Downtown Omaha

At the heart of the historic district in Omaha, Nebraska, there’s a southwest style restaurant called Stokes. They needed a screen solution from the neighboring bar and needed to to match the existing interior decor. So I photographed, then recreated it for the CNC plasma cutter. We welded in place a divider between the neighboring patio. Accelerating the rusting process with an acid mixture was one technique used.

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Here’s Bob Yard is welding into place. The window lettering  for 12 of the windows in a silver metallic.