Steel Base for Map Storage Cabinet

"There's just something hypnotic about maps." - Ken Jennings



I always appreciate getting pictures of my finished work once it's installed, but for various reasons can't always get to the final installation to take photos. Joe and Sue were very kind to send me these shots of the steel cabinet base they had me build . . .

April 10, 2014 by Daniel Knopp


"Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth."

Chuck Norris


Coming in the spring of 2014, articles here on:

  • Past metalworking projects, and some woodworking also.
  • Updates on current projects.
  • Shop information.
  • Thoughts on shop safety, machinery, and techniques.
  • Ideas about work and life in general.
  • . . . and more ramblings from a metalworking grandpa.

Stay tuned.

February 06, 2014 by Daniel Knopp

Steel Tower at Tillamook Cheese Factory

Men admire the man who can organize their wishes and thoughts in stone and wood and steel and brass. - Ralph Waldo Emerson


This is a steel tower I built while working at Aloha Welding. When it was finished it had to be trucked 70 miles to the Tillamook Cheese Factory at the Oregon coast . . .

May 12, 2012 by Daniel Knopp

Backyard Gazebo

There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one's self.Benjamin Franklin


The finished gazebo in use. Built in 2008 and finished just in time for a family reunion . . .

August 08, 2008 by Daniel Knopp