Blacksmithing and metalwork
Reproduction 1860 hinges, hasps and latches for Fort Henry
Replica elevation screw hand wheel for 1860 Armstrong 6 Pdr. field gun
Cast in bronze to match the original
Armstrong field gun drop leg fittings
Cast lead spline weights or "ducks" for teaching boat drawing and lofting courses
The pattern was carved from mahogany and painted with hard enamel. The pattern was pressed into damp sand and gently removed. Molten lead from an old ballast keel was poured in the hole. After cooling, the bottoms were trimmed flat with a power plane. Hooks are 3/16" brass rod epoxied into a drilled hole. the ducks were primed and painted and leather pads glued to the bottoms.
The spline weights were used for teaching marine drafting and lofting to boatbuilding apprentices in an aluminum boatbuilding apprenticeship program.