Wire Panel gate w/ opener

DSCN2091Leaving the original ranch style pipe post and welding to them to steady them up a bit, we installed a simple and clean wire panel gate. An automatic gate opener was also installed because they’re awesome.

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Built by Jason and Sean O’Connor

Built 6/14


Raw steel c-panel gate






Designed by Jason O’Connor

Built by Jason and Sean O’Connor

Photos By Jason

Built 5/14


New Side Gates

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A walk through gate was built on the opposite side of the house.


Built By Jason and Sean O’Connor

Built  4/14




Truck rack modify

I needed to modify the rack on my truck so that our cabover camper would fit. This was a load of work and fabrication so I thought I’d throw some pictures on the website.

Here is the 1969 Travel Queen sitting in the east mountains where Ana and I found her.


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There wasn’t any camper jacks so my dad and the A-frame was called in for help loading.

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So here it sits on the truck. Besides the rack horns sticking up the camper fits perfect. It was the only one I had found that fit my bed with the side boxes and rack height.

But there was no way I was going to try and use the camper sitting up that high on the truck.  So some modifying was needed.

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Here’s a picture of it in the carport were Ana and I have some restoration work to do on it.

First in order to get the camper in the welder had to come out. It weighs over 500lbs with fuel. So I needed to use a hoist of some kind. I opted for my “Man Boom” as I call it, a hoist I made from an old International axle hub and heavy steal pipe. It was maxed out I’d say lifting the welder.

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Next was making the headache rack “horns” removeable so the camper sits lower to the cab.

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I did this by first cutting everything off. Then because they are the main trussing for the cabover rack that supports long heavy loads the truck hauls for work, they needed to be bolted on in a strong and secure way. But drilling and tapping the square tubing for allen head bolts and welding a flange mount to the rear horn mount with 3/4″ bolts did the trick.

Now Ana and I are working on the camper, getting it ready for the summer. I’ll include pictures when I get the camper back on the modified bed of  my  truck. When stairs and a railing will need to be built. Till then happy camping!



Bicycle Art Frame





A photograph by Scott Takeda of an old bike locked up in New York that needed a frame. So I gathered some of my used up bike parts and got to work.  The frame and gears are treated with rust inducer  to give it a more old and coppery  look. I installed the picture behind glass and gave the piece to the  guys at Bikeworks for all the great work they’ve done keeping my beat up bikes going.
































Built: 4/10/2014

Photographed by Anacelie Verde-Claro



Steel Railing and Mailbox

Working with Joshua and Thomas,  who designed and landscaped the front yard of the house. We came up with a simple looking design that worked for a  hand railing and the new placement for an incorporated mailbox. Sean O’Connor and I fabricated on site the railing out of 1/4″ x 3″  hot rolled flat bar. I then designed a mailbox to fit, prefabbed it, then welded it in place on site.


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Built  with Sean O’Connor on 3/29/2014

Designed by; Jason O’Connor, Joshua Johnson, and Thomas Tomlinson

Photos: Jason O’C



Table Makeover

A client wanted a new, modern look for a dining table that she has had for years.  It is a solid pine table with chunky, turned legs, stained and sealed with years of built-up wax.  I suggested steel legs, naturally, as a way to modernize its appearance.

This is a before shot after I cut off the outer overhang of the table.

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We collaborated with the idea of using square steel for a simple, modular table design.  The space in the house where the table lives is small, so the combination of cutting off the overhang and using steel for the legs would give the table the “diet” it needed.

So, all unnecessary bulk was removed.  Other things I did:  reinforcing the wood joints to ensure the integrity and stability of the table.  Installing the square-tube steel legs and creating a brushed finish.  Routering and fitting the legs flush with the face of the table for a clean look, which was an important part of the design the client wanted.  Keeping the table in one piece and ensuring that it wouldn’t fall to pieces through the modifying process (an important part for me).  After the legs were on and the whole table was sanded, it looked great.  The client just had the sealing to do, and a couple of drawer pulls to install, and done.  It was a fun project; I love mixing the two, wood and steel, together in furniture.  Enjoy the pictures.

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Date 1/26/2014

Photos by Anacelie Verde-Claro

Designed with client

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