Saturday, January 30, 2016


Its been a year since Pop's moved on and its been rough but we are doing ok. Still get the urge to call him at least once a week.

We still don't have a tombstone, he wanted a dark stone which had to come from China. I think they shipped it on a rowboat. The stone is in Georgia getting shaped and polished and will be awesome when it gets here. Since we are putting him and my stepmom in the tombstone we haven't had the gravesite rights yet so I have him on a shelf with me at the shop, he hasn't complained to much about it so I guess he's ok with it.

I went to see the hospital Chaplain on the anniversary and I did fine until I got on the elevator and that's when things got a bit overwhelming. I'm not a religious person but she was a big help and I wanted her to know that.

So many regrets and second guesses as to what we should have done but I try not to dwell on those and think about the better times.

 Miss ya everyday Dad.

Saturday, January 16, 2016


Errrr, Bullfrog. Mom-in-Law wanted a handmade frog for Christmas.

Normally I don't do requests but I thought it would be a fun project. I was mistaken.

If I were charging shop rate its a $600 gorram frog.

From the bottom, The only machines used were my bead roller for the rib down the center and my welder. Everything else was hand formed or hammered to shape.

47 kabillion hammer blows in each leg,

3 color fade paint job,

And since I like sparkles, I added some metal effects clear,
It turned out decent considering I had no idea how to build a frog. In the future I will leave frog building to Mother Nature.
BTW I named him Jeremiah......

Thursday, January 14, 2016


Yep I have been neglecting this place and I guess its time to get back after it.

Couple new songs added to my IPod.

Awesome how well these 2 songs work as one.

And my new favorite song, Hippie music got angry....

Puts chills down my spine, well done Fellas!