GeargoyleMetalArt

Recycled Metal Art & Sculptures

Fairfax, Virginia · 64 Sales

GeargoyleMetalArt

Recycled Metal Art & Sculptures

Fairfax, Virginia 64 Sales On Etsy since 2011

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Announcement   Be sure to checkout and "Like" my Facebook page for more pictures of current & past creations, and to stay up on exclusive news.

Feel free to imagine! Bring your ideas to me, and I'll try to bring them to life. Custom orders welcomed!

Announcement

Be sure to checkout and "Like" my Facebook page for more pictures of current & past creations, and to stay up on exclusive news.

Feel free to imagine! Bring your ideas to me, and I'll try to bring them to life. Custom orders welcomed!

David James

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gshornor

gshornor on Aug 13, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Love the Tank! Perfect gift for a motorhead friend!

Christiane Rosenborg

Christiane Rosenborg on Jan 7, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous piece! Wonderful craftsmanship! I couldn't be more thrilled with this purchase. Fred is the coolest (suspected) Easter Bunny ever! Prompt shipping as well. Item packed with care.

Kalah Miles Hancock

Kalah Miles Hancock on Jan 1, 2014

5 out of 5 stars

Great art work! Love it! Got to me fast and all in one piece :)!

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About

A Metal Man Was Born!

CURIOSITY WELDED THAT:

I've been a metal enthusiast and gear head for as long as I can remember. As a kid, I remember I was frustrated by building a tree house, and wished I could just weld it together, though I had no idea what welding really entailed. At age 14, I bought a "welding kit" at a yardsale, and ended up just torching things for several days. Finally at age 18, My uncle bought me a little MIG setup, and over the years I taught myself the basics on any scraps I could find. I began to really get serious with welding when I started fabricating off-road bumpers, sliders, tube doors, etc. for my truck, my wife's jeep, and our friends vehicles.

A METAL MAN IS BORN!

Actually my first creation was made while I was helping a friend put a new exhaust on his jeep. We we're taking shifts crawling under this jeep to wrestle loose rusty exhaust tubes and I had recently just put all new suspension parts on my wife's jeep, so the old parts were sitting in a pile nearby. While my good friend was suffering through rust snowflakes to the face, I grabbed my grinder and old MIG welder, and started making a little metal man--just for my amusement. This metal man, was then instantly known as Ralph the Garage Ninja, and he protects the garage to this day.

GEARGOYLES TAKE OVER MY WORLD:

I'm sure many people may not understand what a Geargoyle is and why I chose that name. Well, my first 2 creations we're larger and solely intended for outdoor display. We had Ralph the Garage Ninja "guarding the garage", and Tweak the Penguin standing courageously in a birdbath outside our front door. These two creations began to play the role of gargoyles to me. Not in the sense that they were spouts for gutter water haha, but I always was intrigued by the belief of gargoyles being used to ward off evil spirits. Combine that with my obsession of metal, gears, sprockets, and well you got yourself a Geargoyle.


A SHOP IS BORN:

My wife and I were just married last year. We live in a little condo, and my main occupation is landscaping. Our good friends have blessed us with the use of their home garage. That's typically where I do all my vehicle work and also where the random creation of Ralph was. Once Ralph and Tweak were created, I was surprised at how many of my friends liked them and thought I should start selling them. I had no idea how I could do this with our living conditions, but our wonderful friends invited me to continue on working in their garage. So I began taking all my toys...err tools out of storage and moving them into the garage. I began watching for bikes in the trash, or random mechanical stuff at the dump. Now I have shelves and containers full of nuts, bolts, sprockets, gears, bike parts, and so on from all the items I've rescued from the trash.
95% of things I make, I use my trusty angle grinder which I've had for too long, vise, MAP torch, pliers, ball pen hammer, and the same MIG welder my uncle bought me back in the day. As the shop sales increase, I hope to buy better equipment ( TIG Welder!) and keep pushing the innovative envelop of what I can do. Looking back at last year when I started and seeing the support I have now is absolutely mind blowing. I'm so appreciative of my supporters, and thank those whose given my little Geargoyles a chance and a new home!

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Last updated on May 15, 2012
Greetings and welcome to Geargoyle Recycled Metal Art, where everything is handmade, 100% recycled, and truly unique

For those of you that may be wondering what a Geargoyle is, well, its what I first started calling my little creations. I always was intrigued by the belief of gargoyles being used to ward off evil spirits. Combine that with my obsession of metal, gears, sprockets, and well you got yourself a Geargoyle.

If you would like more pics or even a 360 view video of any of my work, feel free to ask!

If you have a custom idea in mind, please contact me. I'd love the challenge!

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All orders will be shipped within 3 business days of payment clearing

All my shipping prices in listings are based on a USPS/Fedex estimate and whatever packaging I may need to get your purchase to you safely. Larger items are a general estimate, so if you would like a custom shipping quote please contact me.

Currently I am only shipping within the US. On a case by case basis I may accept an international order if you contact me ahead of time.
Refunds and Exchanges
Returns:
Returns can be made within 48hrs of delivery, however, original shipping will not be refunded and return shipping is buyers expense.

Items damaged during shipping:
Because of the nature of my products, they are typically resilient to damage, but if damaged during shipping, contact me within 48hrs and on a case to case basis I will either offer to fix it at my expense, or issue a refund.