ISU - Phase I installation

After months of planning and fabrication, here's the sum of my collaboritive effort with Sticks Inc, in Des Moines, Iowa. Actually, this isn't the "sum," just Phase I. I'm gonna be on the road cooking/catering for "Rock The River;" a Christian music festival produced in association with Franklin Graham, Billy Graham's son. Because of this, I won't be able to install Phase II - which I think will be just as cool, if not cooler than Phase I. Thanks to Sarah Grant, Kim, Michelle, Amy, JG, Johnny A., Phil, Charlie, John McDowell, Rick, Miller Performance Powder, Bob Wagaman and everyone else who helped out on this project in one form or the other. It was quite a relief and honor to see this installed today.


Pardon the interruption...it's for charity

My sideburns are up for auction on eBay. Click here to check it out and bid. All proceeds will benefit the Food Bank of Iowa.


ISU - Progress...

Phil Whiting attaching some patina'd pieces of copper and brass to one of the "spring" apertures.

Can't wait to see these installed...


Tune in tomorrow...

...for pics of installed rails and a preview of phase II of the ISU project collaboration with Sticks.


The Ringgenberg Rails

Just finished fabricating these for the Ringgenberg residence in Madrid, IA. Now, grandma and grandpa have something to hold on to while entering the house this winter. 1 1/2" tube square with 1/2" hot rolled sq. bar pickets.