|Here's a couple of photos of some screen inserts that I did for a garden shed out on Sauvie's Island a few years back. There's some process shots of another project that I did last year that is an abbreviated version of the process.. These two panels started out as 11 gauge steel.|
|These are pictures of my latest screen commission. It's funny in that I never understood the process that I go through to create a piece like this until I took photos through several steps.|
|This screen is going to cover a heat pump outside a couples residence. I had to start by rolling one inch square tube to create a frame that I welded a sheet of 12 gauge steel onto. This was way harder than I ever imagined!||I'm just about finished welding the skin to the frame. It's been a long process, but thanks to Mackie, we're just about finished. There's no way I could have completed this step on my own.|
|Now comes the drawing process. This is where it gets interesting. I use chalk to "block"color the areas that I don't want to cut out. I draw three or four main elements and then start cutting.||I've colored several areas and have started cutting. Notice that I don't have all the parts colored out. Not even close|
|Here's a shot of the wheel barrel with tools that I'm working on. I've cut out several parts and I still don't know how it's going to all tie together yet.||Just to the right of the wheel barrel is the large vase with flowers that I'm starting to cut out. Lots of coloring and cutting left!|
This is it! Everything is tied in together, and I love it! We delivered it and the pieces adopted owner loves it to! I'm a lucky guy.