As a blacksmith, I use old techniques and technologies everyday, and so I have a great appreciation for the craftwork of the past. I also trained and worked as a professional archeologist, and so have an understanding of the need for preservation and proper care of antiquities. Historical preservation of metalwork is something I am passionate about.
Old metal furniture, lighting, hardware, gates, etc, are often in need of repair or careful restoration. A methodical approach with an eye towards preserving original finishes and patinas is always preferred. Even simple welding repairs should be carried out with care and patience. At times, repairs are not feasible because of condition or cost, but I always strive to give an honest evaluation of every job.