Category: commissions

Back on the metal thank god! The frame for the…

Back on the metal thank god! The frame for the boot rack! All done and it’s even had the first coat of paint! Not a bad nights work!
#metalwork #mig #migwelding #welding #steel #bootrack #shoerack #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk #metalmachine #handmade #commissions #hertford #metal (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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My mailbox for home is all done. I’m looking f…

My mailbox for home is all done. I’m looking for a build to take me through December.

If you are looking for a table a bookcase or just fittings let me know.
#metalwork #commissions #mig #welding #mailbox (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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It’s all about woodwork today! Making up a qui…

It’s all about woodwork today! Making up a quick mail box for the house as we need to seal the letter box as it lets the winter in!!
Back on the metal tomorrow.
#woodwork #postbox #wood #reclaimedwood #reclaimedmaterials #handmade #changeofdirection #newthings #commissions #metalmachine #metalwork #mig #migwelding #hertford (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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A bit of neat mig this morning! (Forgot to pos…

A bit of neat mig this morning! (Forgot to post it!!!) things are very busy but all under control! I have two customer meetings tomorrow then it will be business as usual on here from then on. So many builds to share with you coming up!!
#mig #migwelding #welding #weldeverydamnday #neatwelding #learning #busy #metalwork #metalmachine #hertford #newjobs #commissions #furniture #displaytables #industrialdesign (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)

Back in the industrial leg factory that’s job …

Back in the industrial leg factory that’s job done! Now comes the smoothing and making pretty!
#workshop #mig #migwelding #welding #metalwork #industrialdesign #industriallegs #industrialfurniture #metalmachine #hertfordshire #handmade #busy #commissions

One waiting for paint the other waiting for an…

One waiting for paint the other waiting for an airplane! #darthvader #woodburner #logburner #metalwork #metalfab #migwelding #mig #imadethis #imakestuff #handmade #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk #etsyshop #starwars #character #commissions

How Much!!!!?

It cant be about money when you start up! The ugly subject of money has to enter into this metalwork bliss at some point I suppose. When you first start you have to learn enough to make sure what you make stays together and is worthy of selling. Took me a while to get there i can tell you. Everyone tells you there is an equation for working out what your products ‘owe’ you. I’ve taken it from…

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Now the mists of stupidity have somewhat lifted from my life IE I am not a musician with a will to…

Now the mists of stupidity have somewhat lifted from my life IE I am not a musician with a will to drink the world i am finding more and more that i want to please people. This is a total reverse of attitude from when i was Jim Distortion Lead single of bands. Now i am finding that my calm is providing me the opportunity to see things from the sides of others! This is good and bad there is an upside and a down side to everything of course.

Jim Distortion rock Singer Mode

a different time in my life when maybe i hadnt realised quite how to behave!

With this metalwork i always want to do the best job i can and make the people who will end up with my work as happy as possible but sometimes that can go to far. You have to be careful to know your limits but also understand why you are doing something in the first place! What am i talking about you ask!? I’ll tell you.

When my life was me and a band or me and a bar i didn’t care much what others thought or did as the music was the end product and if people liked the band they would usually tolerate my rubbish wanna be rock star stuff! I never went too far but i had my moments. Now im using my hands to make things i do worry what everyone thinks as im a bit insecure about my talents but also i one person loves what they get then they will show and even tell others what they bought and who made it!

Now caring about all this is great but then it can go to far when you start to obsess about what people think of what you make and by extension what they think of you! That my friends is not healthy! Finding the balance and knowing when to say “Its Done!” is almost as important as doing the best you can.

Why are you telling us this? Well if you are still with me and reading on then ill tell you! Today i stopped ongoing work with a nice man who offered me what i thought would be the occasional welding job to help ease his stress in building his products. What actually happened was i had a sudden and large realisation that it was all too much and that if I was to do this regularly then id have to work before and after my day job every day of every week to keep up. These days with having a wife and a son and also a full-time job all of these would suffer if i kept that on working at that pace.

Above are pictures of the items i made and its a lot of work for a part time metal worker so maybe you can see my point as this was only about half of what needed to be done!

Even though i enjoyed the work and seemed to be doing it well that realisation was important. If you don’t see where you need to draw the line the thing that brought you pleasure would become a chain around your neck and that is when the fun stops!

I value every job I do and if i hadn’t of tried i would have never known my limits but you know what? I am glad i did as now i know what i can and can’t take on and also that its ok to choose yourself over others on occasions. My next project is a Gothic shelving unit for cds and game cases that is shaped as an arch! Keep coming back to see progress on that and all things that i make!

See the things i have made Right Here!

The Trouble With Being Me Is…..

Now the mists of stupidity have somewhat lifted from my life IE I am not a musician with a will to drink the world i am finding more and more that i want to please people.

I Delivered Yesterday!

Not only did i make something for a client but i was as there when it was put in place and saw the reaction of he people it was made for! This  as great! Sometimes you have to see the end-user and what they are going to do with what you made then and also see if they are happy with your work! Very often if you make something and sell it over the internet you never hear from the people again. Some…

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Metalwork Commissions

These are what you are aiming for! Commission work makes life variable and stips the world standing still. I love the fact that one day im makimg a wheel stove and another day im making a spiderweb thats alot taller than me something the world will see! Well dwellers in Lodon Colney will see it anyway lol!  Yesterday i went to our friends Kerry and Spencer to have sunday Dinner, which is always…

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