Large Table Collaboration with Brian Fireman Design

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

I worked with Brian in his studio for awhile, maybe 2010-11, creating his designs.  Much of that work was large, form carving in hardwoods for furniture parts.

He approached me late last year about engineering and fabricating an 8′ diameter dining table with him.  Brian handles the wooden parts (3.125″ thick Walnut!) and I fabricated and finished the steel.  The finished table weighed around 900 pounds!

It was really great working with Brian.  He is a fantastic guy and the whole process of collaboration felt very natural with him.  Check out his work, it’s phenomenal!

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Working with Peter Parpan in his studio

Posted on Apr 20, 2014

I recently helped my pal, Peter Parpan, paint some faux-vintage stuff for Luella’s BBQ.  Our buddy Nick helped on the project, too, and it was a blast working with those guys.

Peter designed everything and did a great job reinventing some vintage graphics.  I came along with my trusty brushes and slapped paint around, which Peter would then come along with a random tool and make a big scratch across it.  What a guy. . .

The whole project turned out very nicely.  I didn’t take many photos because it was Friday, late night, work for the most part and we were having way too much fun to worry about documentation.  When Peter adds the project to his website, I’ll post some final pictures.

I look forward to working with Peter and Nick again!

Check out Peter’s work. . .it’s awesome!

Nick’s work is also awesome, but he’s tricky to find. . .

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Hartford City, Indiana

Posted on Jan 5, 2014

The paint on this glass looks tough as nails!  No confirmed date, but I’m told it is very old.


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Hand painted signs from my travels!

Posted on Jan 5, 2014

Howdy!  I’ve been photographing hand painted signs for some time now and am starting to organize them.  As I do, I will be updating this blog with all of these beautiful signs I have found.  If I can keep up with it, this could turn into a great resource of hand-painted signs!

First up. . .

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This is a sign on Hwy 3 in Blackford County, Indiana.  I have driven by this sign my entire life and it has had quite an impact on my aesthetic interests.

This is a test post, that will probably be deleted and reposted to look prettier.