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David Kailey

Matched set of Balcony Railing w/ free-form organic scrollwork

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Built 2 matching balcony railings that will got on a building in Downtown Kellogg, Id. Hand drawn design, which i then text a pic to the customer for approval...... i do this because that is as advanced as I get. I don't do CAD..... I do hot steel. My apprentice and I then hand forged all the scrollwork and organic elements and laid them out. Once we got the 2 matching main panels done then we started on the 4 matching side panels. I am really happy about this project and how it turned out. It took about 90 hours to produce. I will post pictures of it installed.

I have an instagram account that I post 90% of my work on if you want to keep up with what is going on in my forge.

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Awesome work David. Can't wait to see them installed. I have some faux shutters to artistically design and make. Any advise on free design? None Have to match but I plan on each set having a theme and I'd like them all to tie into eachother since they are all on the same side of the house. 

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9 hours ago, Daswulf said:

Awesome work David. Can't wait to see them installed. I have some faux shutters to artistically design and make. Any advise on free design? None Have to match but I plan on each set having a theme and I'd like them all to tie into eachother since they are all on the same side of the house. 

Flow. When I start sketching it out, it very light and as I get the designs flow dialed in I slowly darken it up. I do this because some times I need to extend the curve, make a scroll smaller or larger. I some times draw it over a few times. Also I use samples of scrolls that I already have forms built for. No point in reinventing the wheel...... or scroll. Also I lightly coat my fab table with satin black paint to darken it up which helps make it easier to see the soap stone I draw with.

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Ah yup. Thats cool!!! What finish will they have for not rusting? Thanks for showing your project!

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On 4/20/2019 at 10:46 AM, Kevin Olson said:

Ah yup. Thats cool!!! What finish will they have for not rusting? Thanks for showing your project!

Satin hammered black powder coating. And every where you see what looks like a washer an open die forged copper flower will be riveted.20190423_090507.thumb.jpg.8c967eab05a2b8d801909d72eaa3deef.jpg20190423_112915.thumb.jpg.fc0ecf4f00ee644fbfd693f014195a4a.jpg

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