Five valleys smithy notes

Posted by on Jul 19, 2015 in Uncategorized

Here at nakdesignsinc signs have played a big part in business growth.  I have had the pleasure to work with many non profits and for profit businesses.  Im going to post some of the sign work that I’ve done in the last couple of years.     

Five Valleys Smithy notes

Posted by on Mar 26, 2015 in Uncategorized
Five Valleys Smithy notes

Today we installed a sign for the Missoula,MT parkour gym Unparalleled Movement.  It is steel on aluminum and aluminum on steel inside a steel frame.  We are also working on finishing up or 30 Copper top tables that will be going to the Top Hat Lounge here in Missoula,MT.  These tables are 20 oz. copper […]

Reclaimed barn wood doors made from a water tower

Posted by on Feb 5, 2015 in Uncategorized

I’m making custom sized bearing to fit an old barn rail.  Hand making the trollies with welded and forged iron hangers.  These will be hung on custom barn doors I have made from some 125 year old wood reclaimed from an old water tower.   The handmade trollies are fully adjustable and ready to be […]

Speaker Stands

Posted by on Jan 3, 2015 in Design
Speaker Stands

This is the start of a speaker stand set. That NAK Designs will forge clef notes to adorn stands. I have added line from a musical sheet to the stand to attach clef notes to that are hand forged.  the parent stock for the clef note is 1″x3/8″ Here I am starting to forge the […]

Custom Belt Buckle Made of Forged Bronze and Steel

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Case Studies, Design
Custom Belt Buckle Made of Forged Bronze and Steel

  This Custom forged Bronze and Iron belt buckle was made for a friend.  I was asked to make a buckle with his brand “the heart with a W”  I started out with a piece of bronze and made some tooling to do a repousee’ style heart.  The blacksmith makes all of the tools to […]

Forged Cookware

Posted by on Dec 20, 2014 in Design
Forged Cookware

Here Is a forged cookware set I made for Christmas.  The turner, flipper and fork are all made from 5/8″ round stock.  

Copper Belt Buckles

Posted by on Dec 13, 2014 in Design, Inspiration
Copper Belt Buckles

Fold formed and Repousse’ copper belt buckles.  I have been having some fun the last couple of days playing with copper.  To make these buckles I have made the tooling to make the impression and hammered all of the lines into them.   The buckle below is hand formed in a style called repousse’ raising […]

Modern Metal Fireplace Surround

Posted by on Dec 6, 2014 in Design
Modern Metal Fireplace Surround

The modern metal fire place surround are blocks made out of 4’x10′ 18 GA. cold rolled steel sheets.  I then form them into a hat channels and start the process of making them into each individual block. Each one of these blocks is hand crafted with TIG welded corners.    The space between the panels […]

Forged Copper

Posted by on Dec 5, 2014 in Case Studies
Forged Copper

This hand forged copper light fixture was custom made for Clients of NAK Designs, Inc. that have a whole kitchen designed and custom made by them.  This copper light is hanging over the top of a custom forged copper sink that NAK Designs had been hired to make that sparked this whole new kitchen. Many […]

Custom furniture

Posted by on Dec 1, 2014 in Design
Custom furniture

When NAK Designs was asked by clients from Bench Rd. to make a custom furniture side table for cookbooks that worked with the space they had created earlier this year this is what happened.  They forged the table frame out of 3/4″ iron for the legs upset on the bottom and top with forged iron […]