George Henry's Profile

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I want people to experience a bit of joy when using one of these items.

I have been creating things for a long time. By 8 or 9, I was carving wooden kitchen spoons for my Mom. By 11 or 12, making wooded boxes was my passion. By age 14, I was taking art (painting) classes. About that time, I discovered army surplus gasoline field stoves and began heating and straightening automotive leaf springs for making knives. When I was 18 the wonderful world of welding and metal fabrication was discovered and I have been in love ever since.

Along the way, as my family grew, I built beds, dining room tables, shelves, and other furniture that we needed. I even built our house.

I am fascinated by hammering and shaping metal. I find satisfaction in the beauty of formed steel blended with the…

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  • Joined February 3, 2012

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steel, wood, wrought iron, metalwork, brass

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Metalwork, Wrought Iron, Forged, Metalwork...

About

I want people to experience a bit of joy when using one of these items.

I have been creating things for a long time. By 8 or 9, I was carving wooden kitchen spoons for my Mom. By 11 or 12, making wooded boxes was my passion. By age 14, I was taking art (painting) classes. About that time, I discovered army surplus gasoline field stoves and began heating and straightening automotive leaf springs for making knives. When I was 18 the wonderful world of welding and metal fabrication was discovered and I have been in love ever since.

Along the way, as my family grew, I built beds, dining room tables, shelves, and other furniture that we needed. I even built our house.

I am fascinated by hammering and shaping metal. I find satisfaction in the beauty of formed steel blended with the shapes and visual variations found in different woods. The two materials blend well and compliment each other.

The things that can be done with metal and metal combined with other materials is fascinating. I want this fascination to show in the final creations. I want it to bring joy.

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