Costa Concordia

In the July/August 2013 issue of FFJournal, my first cover story was published.

Costa Concordia.


It’s about the metalwork involved with the Costa Concordia shipwreck salvage.

Click the photo or link here: Salvaging a Shipwreck.



Behind the Camera

In November, I went to Las Vegas for Fabtech 2012, the biggest metal fabrication tradeshow where you can watch sparks fly.

Took a field trip to visit Rick Dale of Rick’s Restorations, the shop featured on History’s “American Restoration.” I lugged the HD camera with me and shot some video to supplement the September FFJournal cover story on them.

Always a welcome change to dust off the ol’ camera skills and shoot some footage.

h/t to Matt LaFleur for his editing and insight.

YouTube: FFJournal features Rick’s Restorations

Time to get Naked

Thanks to the good folks at Naked Bicycles & Design (British Columbia, Canada) for posting my article on the North American Handmade Bicycle Show (2012), spotlighting high-end fabrication.


This past month, and, the online complements to Modern Metals and FFJournal, were moved to a new content management system. As kinks get worked out and the site polished up, I’ll post more stories under my clips.

Updated Magazine Clips

It’s certainly been long overdue, but I’ve updated links under writing clips from web exclusives published by Modern Metals and FFJournal magazines.  As more go live on and, I will post them.

Modern Metals and FFJournal cover industries such as metal fabricating, material handling, forming technology, steel service center news, OEMs, welding, as well as and automotive, aerospace, and infrastructure.

Check back for more.