Category: industrial

The benches are done and along with the table …

The benches are done and along with the table I think they are perfect to do my podcasts from!

I’m looking for a build to take me through December so if you are looking for furniture from a dining table for Christmas dinner to a bookcase to hold your presents get in touch.

Message me on here or email metal@metalmachine.co.uk

#benches #tableandbenches #industrial #industrialfurniture #industrialdesign #handmade #reclaimedmaterials #100percentrecycled #hertford #podcasts #mig #migwelding #mig #welding #bespoke #madeforpurpose #imadethis #imakestuff #takingorders #needwork #metalmachine (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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New piece I made shows my progress.

Its been a long time and a lot has happened in the last 10 months but I’m now back and ready to write some more blogs and make myself a home base on the internet!

I’ve always wanted a place where I blog and sell and post things I’m working on and to create an audience who want to see these things but I’ll be honest I’m a bit slow on all this computer stuff. I used to be able to do my websites etc but have spent that last three years making my metal talents grow.

Ill show you new things I have made and plans for things I want to make but also we will have some features on past furniture trends. Even a view to the future and see what trends may well come to pass.

Ill be plain speaking with y’all I want to start a hand made hub so people know that they really can go out and make things happen for themselves! I did why cant you?

If you have any build stories or questions then please message me on here or leave  message on the bottom of the post.

Have you ever got to a place when you are doing something and you just cant see  way to make it work?

Have you ever got so angry and frustrated that you wanted to smash something to pieces (and actually do!) ?

Have you thought you are not good enough to make what has been asked of you ?

I have and I still do all the time. This is because I want to learn and I want to know all the skills as fast as possible and make sure that everything I make is the best it can be. This is amazing to have a want so deep that you are hard on yourself. It also shows you have a work ethic which without you will get nowhere. It is also a really bad way of motivating yourself. Take a step back take a breath walk away if you have to. I have learned the hard way and I’m speaking from experience when I say if you are too wound up or too keyed up you wont be able to function well enough to make the amazing piece you are asked to do.

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Table hand made by me from 100% recycled material Lilly loves it! 

If you want my advice ill tell you this:

  1. dont beat yourself up
  2. listen to the people who actually know take advice from the right people
  3. take time away from something before you do something stupid.
  4. have faith in yourself if you have taken the time to learn your skills you can do it.

I want to make sure that people realise there is no easy way to do anything just hard work but also learning the right way to do something and not forgetting it. Practice does make perfect, the more you do something the easier it gets.

Im going to show you all the tips I know and am learning to help you get where you want to be. Just because I do metal work doesn’t mean you cant learn something from my mistakes.

Take this journey with me and lets see where we end up!

here are a few pictures of what I’ve been doing in the last ten months!

 

I’ve Been Away But Now I’m Back!

Its been a long time and a lot has happened in the last 10 months but I’m now back and ready to write some more blogs and make myself a home base on the internet!

Scotchbright finished frames with a colour cod…

Scotchbright finished frames with a colour coded wood finish to go with the florists shop front! This first of three is done! Oh and it’s on wheels. @gentlemicks helped me with the finish and sorted all the wood!!!
#florist #displaytable #castors #handmade #commission #patina #scotchbright #mig #migwelder #metalwork #woodwork #finished #bespoke #industrialdesign #industrial #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk #metalmachine #hertford #massive #heavy (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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All three frames all done now paint wood and d…

All three frames all done now paint wood and deliver!! Quickly cause the rents due!!
#mig #migwelding #welder #workshop #frame #displaytable #florist #metalwork #handmade #bespoke #industrial #industrialdesign #metalmachine #hertford #job #commission (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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Fitting the skirt round the top of the frame t…

Fitting the skirt round the top of the frame to give a lip above the wood line to keep the plants from falling off this florist display table!

#mig #migwelder #migwelding #welding #metalwork #florist #displaytable #handmade #bespoke #industrial #frame #framework #metalmachine #hertfordshire #weldeverydamnday #commission #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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Reclaimed wood bookcase off to the tattoo shop…

Reclaimed wood bookcase off to the tattoo shop all done.
I’m liking more and more the reclaimed look using old scaffold planks they take wax well and it looks quite old and used!!
#reclaimedwood #metalwork #woodwork #migwelding #mig #welding #handmade #bespoke #industrial #industrialdesign #upcycling #recycling #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk #metalmachine #bookcase #shelves
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Candles included with these sticks so you get …

Candles included with these sticks so you get em light em and watch them burn!!

The Etsy shop link is in my instagram bio!
#industrialdesign #handmade #metalwork #candles #candlesticks #mig #migwelding #industrial #metalmachine #hertford #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk #etsyshop (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)

My candle sticks carry the candles!!! Bit of s…

My candle sticks carry the candles!!! Bit of skull action to set the tone!
#candlesticks #candles #skull #skulls #handmade #industrialdesign #industrial #metalwork #mig #migwelding #recycling #scrap #products #mancave #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk #etsyshop #metalmachine #hertford

Putting on some draw runners on the bedside ta…

Putting on some draw runners on the bedside table this morning! #bedsidetable #industrial #industrialdesign #handmade #metalwork #mig #migwelding #welder #furniture #metalmachine #hertford #bespoke #madetofit #etayseller #etsyshop #etsyuk (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)

Welders eye view whilst welding on the table t…

Welders eye view whilst welding on the table tops!
#mig #migwelding #view #workbench #sealey #metalwork #handmade #bespoke #industrial #weldingbench #workshop #workview #hertford #hertfordshire #metalmachine #etsyseller #etsyuk (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)