Monday, 31 March 2014

On going stuff

Since the last market stall I've been fairly busy with work making door knockers, book marks, handles and hearts. As we draw this month to a close I'm just finishing off my last job of the month.
A set of five fancy coat hooks. I haven't made these types of hooks for quite some time now and it was kind of a refresher for me. I broken the back of this job and only have a few more steps to finish them off. They've already come out better than I expected them too and I look forward to sharing the finished result with you all.  

Sunday, 23 March 2014

Market stall, round 2

I was back again for a second round at the harbour side market, bigger and better then ever filling up two tables worth of amazing quality ironwork. I love talking to new people about my work and sharing my passion for the craft with everyone who took interest. My sign bracket also made its first viewing too and hit off really well gaining lots of interest. I was extremely pleased with how it all went this time and look forward to doing it all again for a third round next month.   

Friday, 21 March 2014

New sign bracket

I have finished the paint job on the bracket now and here is the finished photo. It will go on display at my stall this Sunday at the harbour side market before I put it on the wall of my workshop.

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Traditional sign making

I don't normally do traditional for but for this I went all out. To try and bring in some business I started looking at forged sign brackets, thinking of other markets I could appeal to. So I set out to design my own one for my business, I was thinking of designing it in my own aesthetics but as I already had a wall bracket like that I wanted something that stood out from everything else I'd made before.
Here it is in pieces before I riveted it together and made the anvil sign as you can see It's very different to what I normally do.

Here it is fully built, there were a few areas that proved difficult with drilling and riveting but it came together in the end and the anvil looks fantastic!!! 

I've started putting on the first coat of paint and and will give you a final update and photo when the painting is complete.