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What’s new at BDW!

10/30/14 – Final projects done for SEMA. The ICON Derelict ’48 Buick Super, 1950 GMC COE Miller welding rig, and a ’31 Ford hot rod. Leaving tonight for the road trip, follow me on Instagram (@welderassassin) for updates from the road and at the show!  And if you’re there, stop by and see us at the SEMA Art Walk!

Icon Derelict '48 Buick Super Icon Derelict '48 Buick Super Icon Derelict '48 Buick Super
1950 GMC COE Miller welding rig 1950 GMC COE Miller welding rig 1950 GMC COE Miller welding rig
'31 Ford Hot Rod '31 Ford Hot Rod '31 Ford Hot Rod

10/28/14 – A couple of killer bikes. A client from the UK has commissioned me to make a series of three motorcycle sculptures, and these are the first two. A Confederate Hellcat, and a Brass Balls Bobbers inspired bike with a few modifications. I’ll show them next week in the Art Walk at SEMA, and then they’ll be headed overseas.

If you’re interested in commissioned a bike, check out my custom pricing guide and then shoot me an email!

Bike 192 Confederate Hellcat Bike 192 Confederate Hellcat Bike 192 Confederate Hellcat
Bike 193, Bobbed V-Twin Bike 193, Bobbed V-Twin Bike 193, Bobbed V-Twin

10/04/14 – Jonathan Ward’s Icon Derelict Chrysler Desoto and a COE inspired by Max Grundy’s latest build. These are the first automotive sculptures I’ve done since the surgeries. Look for more Derelicts from me in the future, and look for both of these pieces on the Skybridge between Central and South Hall at the SEMA ArtWalk! The COE still has a couple details that will be tweaked before it’s finished.

Icon Derelict 1952 Chrysler Desoto Icon Derelict 1952 Chrysler Desoto Icon Derelict 1952 Chrysler Desoto
Gold tooth Side profile, @iconcustoms Derelict Chrysler Desoto wagon. See sculpture at the SEMA Art Walk this year in the Skybridge. This will be integrated into JW's Icon Derelict sculpture...<
So much room for activities!!!#millerwelders #cabovercult #truckyeah "If what you have done yesterday still looks big to you, you haven't done much today." - Gorby#browndogwelding #millerwelders #coe #cabovercult #artwalksema #semashow #maxgrundy #slammed #weldporn SLAMMED#millerwelders #cabovercult #merica

09/21/14 – I’m having fun playing with the idea of future machines appreciating their shared heritage with mankind. “Still Kickin’” shows a robot still having fun on an old Knucklehead bobber.

Kickstarter (knucklehead bobber Bike 191) Kickstarter (knucklehead bobber Bike 191) Kickstarter (knucklehead bobber Bike 191)

09/07/14 – “Oldest Trick in the Book” is a sculpture where 100% OF THE PROCEEDS will go to Home Fur-ever.  This is a rare opportunity to own one of my recent pieces. After undergoing 3 major arm surgeries over the last year, I’m currently working towards having a few original sculptures done for a show this fall before I get cut into for a 4th time. This is a piece I just finished outside of that effort, the only one available for purchase.

The Oldest Trick in the Book The Oldest Trick in the Book The Oldest Trick in the Book

07/01/14 – “Coexist

This is my first sculpture in 13 plus months, the first since three arm surgeries. I’ve had the concept in my head for a bit, and I think it marks another point in my evolution as an artist.

Available here. SOLD

Coexist metal sculpture Coexist metal sculpture Coexist metal sculpture

06/24/14 – Slowly but surely, I’m getting back to work.  Miller Electric stopped by earlier this month to shoot some new vids, so look for them soon!  I’ll have some sculptures appearing in the near future, in the meantime check out these custom frames and cigar ash trays I’ve been working on…along with a Colt 1911 belt buckle and some weldporn to get back in the swing of things.  If you’re interested in a cigar tray or custom frame, shoot me a message at josh@browndogwelding.com!

Made a cigar ashtray. Did a freehand weave around the base. With the metal in the bearing and keeping the passes short/cool, colors really pop. Pry gonna get it cleared and make it available. Cigar Ash Trays Cigar Ash Trays
Grundy framed Me framed Weesner framed.
#tigtuesday #nofilter #walkingthecup #gettingmybearing #weldporn #browndogwelding #millerwelders #hashtag Colt 1911 gun belt buckle All zipped up. #browndogwelding #weldon #weldporn #freehand

02/17/14 – What’s new?   A new cast, my first book(Art of the Steel), and new American Made shirts!  And I’ll be adding some more NICE stuff(stickers, prints) to browndogwelding.bigcartel.com in the next few days, so check in often.

This run of 50 books will each be signed and numbered, so get in QUICK!

As the cast turns. Shoulda installed a zipper...  #castlife Go to http://browndogwelding.bigcartel.com/ and click on “Art of the Steel” to order your copy of my first book! The first run will be 50 signed and numbered books.Darla did a fantastic job putting this together, I’m really excited with the result. There’ Go to www.browndogwelding.bigcartel.com for good ish

12/09/13 – Get a Brown Dog Welding Flexfit hat, on sale now! The Original, Skully Dog, or BDW Nation.  Go HERE to get yours!

Original BDW Hat Skully Brown Dog Hat BDW Nation hat

12/01/13 –  Cyber Monday Sale! Enter the code METALMADNESS for 20% off purchases of $150 or more in my online store, good through Monday, December 2nd.

I wanna see Santa’s sleigh weighed down with some steel, spread the word this if you’re with me!

 

"Walking the Cup" Tig welding sculpture The Truck. '51 Ford F1 Sculpture. Skater Bot

10/07/13 – DOING ANOTHER PRE-ORDER! Ts, Long Sleeves, and Hoodies here: www.browndogwelding.bigcartel.com. All screen-printed in Detroit on American Made clothing, pre-order now and get free shipping on the shirts! This is the Original BDW design, stoked to offer it again MADE IN AMERICA!

DOING ANOTHER PRE-ORDER! Ts, Long Sleeves, and Hoodies here: http://browndogwelding.bigcartel.com/ . All screen-printed in Detroit on American Made clothing, pre-order now and get free shipping on the shirts!  This is the Original BDW design, stoked to of Josh Welton

09/22/13 – Building Panic Attack’s aluminum oil tank.

Panic Attack Triumph oil tank Panic Attack Triumph oil tank

09/11/13 – Well, I’m about halfway through my medical leave. Surgery #2 is Monday. I figure I should be welding again around the beginning of December, and I can’t wait!

But before I had the first arm operated on, Miller Welders stopped into Detroit to see what Brown Dog Welding was all about.

07/18/13 – Gear! Get it here: www.browndogwelding.bigcartel.com (Pink cast unavailable)

My friend @davidlozeau penned this design for me. American Made shirts. Check browndogwelding.bigcartel.com! In stock now.  And if you pre-ordered the Grundy design, I sent you a message today. They'll be ready to ship the first week of August. #browndog $25 ($30 for 3xl) to josh@browndogwelding.com to pre-order this American Made, Max Grundy designed Brown Dog Welding shirt. If you order by Sunday at midnight, I'll take care of shipping (to the lower 48). Make sure you put your size in the PayPal comment Brown Dog Nation shirt

06/03/13 – This is what’s next.

Along with my friend Keith Strong, I’ll be building a Triumph. I’m not gonna label it with a style…it’s just gonna be what I think is cool. A raw, slick, bare bones hot rod bike.

Panic Attack” is the name.

I’m stoked to have my friends Max Grundy and Matt Trombley in on this too. Max is throwing down with his graphic skills, and Matt will be capturing the build from behind his lens as only he can.

And I’m EXTREMELY excited that Miller Electric Welders is on board with this project! I’ve used nothing but Blue since I struck my first arc in 2002, so having them support me and what I’m doing is an honor.  This last week the Miller crew was in town filming, so look for new videos featuring this project and more from our collaboration SOON!

So stay tuned, and spread the word

Thinking about chocolate chip cookies.  And if I’m going to move this tube or not…  But mostly about cookies. "Panic Attack"  Triumph motorcycle build "Panic Attack"  Triumph motorcycle build
"Panic Attack"  Triumph motorcycle build

05/12/13 – The piece I did for bead rolling king Jamey Jordan. Watching him work, it’s kinda like a rock star DJ spinning records, so I tried to get a bit of that into it. If you haven’t yet, check out www.facebook.com/HandmadeSeatCo for a taste of his work!

Jamey-Bot Jamey-Bot Jamey-Bot

03/30/13 – A Nova and a Chopper.

'70 Nova'70 Nova'70 Nova

Panhead Chopper Sculpture(bike #188) Panhead Chopper Sculpture(bike #188) Panhead Chopper Sculpture(bike #188)

02/27/13 – Getting ready for the Detroit Autorama. Knucklehead bobber and my favorite vehicle of all time, the ’51 Ford F1.

The Truck. '51 Ford F1 Sculpture. The Truck. '51 Ford F1 Sculpture. The Truck. '51 Ford F1 Sculpture.
Harley knucklehead bobber sculpture Harley knucklehead bobber sculpture Harley knucklehead bobber sculpture

02/18/13  - ’31 Ford hot rod in triplicate. Bruce Rudy wanted three versions of his wicked coupe, and these are those:

'31 Ford 5 Window Coupe sculpture '31 Ford 5 Window Coupe sculpture '31 Ford 5 Window Coupe sculpture
'31 Ford "Hand Surfing" metal sculpture '31 Ford "Hand Surfing" metal sculpture '31 Ford "Hand Surfing" metal sculpture
'31 Ford, monster shift '31 Ford, monster shift '31 Ford, monster shift

01/29/13 – Chevy K20, ready for the Outback.

K20 Trayback K20 Trayback K20 Trayback

01/16/13 – Some #weldporn for your viewing pleasure. Working on some different things. Free hand on the first(click here for high res), walking the cup left handed in the middle, and another free hand weave on the right.

Also, a few random bots. FSP, Fair Fight, and Autophagy.

Freehand #weldporn. "But can you do it with your left hand?" #goingbackwards #leftyforaday Freehand weave. Sunday Morning Service.  #weldology
I am the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Thou shalt have no other monsters before Me. Fair Fight. RPG verus Spider Sculpture. Autophagy. This was my last piece of 2012. It’s part of a collaboration between myself and Dr. Danie l J. Klionsky, one of the world’s leading researchers on autophagy(Google it!). Dr. Klionsky likes t o blend art with science, and he thought my sense of

01/01/13 – Happy New Year! Posting a few from late ’12 today. C10, Earth Mover, and Paradigm Shift.

'69 C10 Pickup. Slingshot Dragster Sculpture Hot Rod Monster Shifter metal sculpture
'69 C10 Pickup. Slingshot Dragster Sculpture Hot Rod Monster Shifter metal sculpture

12/09/2012 – A couple of recent commissions. Opposite ends of the spectrum. Tudor and Ninja

Ford Tudor Sculpture Ford Tudor Sculpture Ford Tudor Sculpture
Motorcycle Ninja Sculpture Motorcycle Ninja Sculpture Motorcycle Ninja Sculpture

12/07/2012 – Two pieces that are now available in my store: Still time to get them before Christmas!

Metal Panhead Motorcycle Sculpture Metal Panhead Motorcycle Sculpture Metal Panhead Motorcycle Sculpture
Brown Dog Welding Metal hot rod sculpture Brown Dog Welding Metal hot rod sculpture Brown Dog Welding Metal hot rod sculpture

10/09/2012 – Two pieces just listed in my store: Asphalt Assault and American Flathead:

Asphalt Assault metal hot rod sculpture Asphalt Assault metal hot rod sculpture Asphalt Assault metal hot rod sculpture
Flathead Bobber Sculpture Flathead Bobber Sculpture Flathead Bobber Sculpture

10/08/2012 – The Iron Fist. Slammed ’65 Lincoln Continental.

1965 Lincoln Continental metal sculpture 1965 Lincoln Continental metal sculpture 1965 Lincoln Continental metal sculpture

9/25/2012 – A commissioned Honda, A Shift of Power, and American Flathead

Honda VFR750F modified sculpture Hot Rod Monster Sculpture Flathead Bobber Sculpture
Honda VFR750F modified sculpture Hot Rod Monster Sculpture Flathead Bobber Sculpture

9/13/2012 – Two new pieces that are BOTH currently available in the BDW store: Rock n Ride and Walking the Cup.

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"Walking the Cup" Tig welding sculpture Base "Walking the Cup" Tig welding sculpture

8/29/2012 – Morgan 3 Wheeler. Sold.

Morgan 3 Wheeler Sculpture Morgan 3 Wheeler Sculpture Morgan 3 Wheeler Sculpture
Morgan 3 Wheeler Sculpture Morgan 3 Wheeler Sculpture Morgan 3 Wheeler Sculpture

8/05/2012 – Bike-Trike-Bike

Bike #180 Trike KTM 950 Adventure (motorcycle sculpture)
Bike #180 Trike KTM 950 Adventure (motorcycle sculpture)

7/25/2012 – A bike, a hot rod, and a self portrait. The Triumph was a commissioned piece, Self Portrait #3 and Tailwind are available HERE.

Nuts and Bolts Triumph motorcycle sculpture Self Portrait #3 Open Wheel Rear Engine Hot Rod Sculpture
Nuts and Bolts Triumph motorcycle sculpture Self Portrait #3 Open Wheel Rear Engine Hot Rod Sculpture

7/06/2012 – AMERICA

American Flag

6/24/2012 – A wedding gift, and a commissioned Ducati SportClassic:

Tractor Sculpture Wedding Gift Tractor Sculpture Wedding Gift Tractor Sculpture Wedding Gift
Ducati SportClassic Sculpture Ducati SportClassic Sculpture Ducati SportClassic Sculpture

6/18/2012 – I’m a little behind with updates. Here’s a start to the catching up. A couple of Bots and a Panhead Bobber

Come at me Bro-Bot Karate Robot Sculpture
Motorcycle Sculpture Motorcycle Sculpture Motorcycle Sculpture

5/31/2012 – Building a Bike

5/23/2012 – A Bike, a Bot, and Bad News……

Motorcycle Sculpture Creep-bot robot zombie sculpture Hot Rod Sculpture
Motorcycle Sculpture Creep-bot robot zombie sculpture Hot Rod Sculpture

5/02/2012 – Getting all packed up to head out to Maquoketa,Iowa for the Vintage Torque Fest! Here are a few motorcycles I’ve recently finished up and I’ll have at the show:

Harley Flat Tracker Panhead Bobber (metal art sculpture) Bonneville Salt Flat Triumph Motorcycle
Harley Flat Tracker Panhead Bobber (metal art sculpture) Bonneville Salt Flat Triumph Motorcycle

4/16/2012 – Just a few of the many projects I’ve completed the last 2 weeks. The Smokin’ Sedan and Knucklehead Bobber are available on Etsy. The belly tanker “The Pursuit of Happiness” is sold. That piece was created from a scrapped 240z strut assembly, check out some progress pics here.

Nuts and Bolts motorcycle sculpture Belly Tanker Sculpture Hot Rod Sedan Metal Art Sculpture
Nuts and Bolts motorcycle sculpture Belly Tanker Sculpture Hot Rod Sedan Metal Art Sculpture

3/27/2012 – Jay’s ’29 Ford and Bender.

Ford Truck Sculpture Ford Truck Sculpture Ford Truck Sculpture
Bender Robot Sculpture Bender Bender Robot Sculpture

3/13/2012 – It’s been a long time coming, but I finally buckled down and got to this piece. Ford GT. It’s now headed to Texas.

Ford GT metal sculpture Ford GT metal sculpture Ford GT metal sculpture
Ford GT metal sculpture Ford GT metal sculpture Ford GT metal sculpture

3/01/2012 – Check out “Malfunction“…he sold immediately, but be on the lookout for more robotic creations in the near future! And act quickly, because all 5 ‘bots have been snatched up almost before the welds were cool! Also, watch the video my good buddy Matt snagged as I was in the finishing stages of Malfunction…

Malfunction Robot Sculpture Malfunction Robot Sculpture Malfunction Robot Sculpture

2/19/2012 – “Lakes Zombified Roadster” Come down to the Detroit Autorama and see it for yourself!

Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture
Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture
Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture Lakes Zombiefied Roadster Sculpture

01/01/2012 – It’s the first day of a New Year.  Thank you to everyone that has supported Brown Dog Welding over the last few years, I truly appreciate it!

The last two pieces of 2011. Both Bad Jalopy and Cycloptichop are available only the BDW online store:

Hot Rod Sculpture Hot Rod Sculpture Hot Rod Sculpture
Metal Robot, Cycloptichop Metal Robot, Cycloptichop Metal Robot, Cycloptichop

12/18/2011 – Got a few pieces done this week.  The Samurai Robot Assassin, Cyprus(panhead bobber), and Fridge.   Fridge is spoken for, but the other two pieces are available.  Cyprus was built from copper, brass, stainless steel, and other metal bits.  The color is all natural, it’s clear coated.  The Robot Assassin is just looking for a head to remove from a body. Mucho more pics in my Gallery.

Samurai Robot Assassin Metal Sculpture Bike 165 Copper and Bronze Motorcycle Sculpture Metal robot
Samurai Robot Assassin Metal Sculpture Bike 165 Copper and Bronze Motorcycle Sculpture Metal robot

12/05/2011 – Berzerker. Based on a character from Max Grundy’s “Out of Order“, this dude is up to no good.

Berzerker, Robot Sculpture Berzerker!!! Berzerker, Robot Sculpture
Berzerker!!! Robot ATTACK Berzerker, Robot Sculpture The Duality of Robot

11/15/2011 – This Yamaha Cafe racer was the first motorcycle sculpture I had done since last winter. The Punisher skull made from tig welds and a custom frame are also shown below. Both items are sold.

Bike 164 Yamaha Cafe Racer Bike 164 Yamaha Cafe Racer Bike 164 Yamaha Cafe Racer
The Punisher Tig Welded Skull The Punisher with Frame The Punisher Tig Welded Skull

11/06/2011 – This week I took a few days off and headed to Vegas to check out the SEMA show.  While I was there the folks at Miller Welders asked for a quick interview:

10/27/2011 – A couple of projects since my return from Arizona.  Mr. Blasty, Beanie the Elephant, and the Salt Flat Belly Tanker.

REcycled Die Grinder Sculpture Metal Elephant Sculpture DIEgrinder Recycled Die Grinder Sculpture
REcycled Die Grinder Sculpture Metal Elephant Sculpture DIEgrinder upcycled die grinder

09/14/2011 – DIEgrinder, beads, and bikes.

Retrotec Bicycle Sculpture DIEgrinder(Hot Rod Death Dealer) Weldology
Tig Welding Aluminum Practice DIEgrinder(Hot Rod Death Dealer) round and round, welding in circles

04/03/2011 – Watch the Pretty Light.   I recently started a new blog, check it out if you get a chance! Feel free to comment and/or submit any questions you may have:  watchtheprettylight.tumblr.com

Practice Stringers Brown Dog Welding Made In America(front) weldorama

02/28/2011 – Back from the Detroit Autorama. The “Little Honker” was auctioned off Saturday and raised $425 for Leader Dogs for the Blind! The ’31 Ford Hot Rod also came out for the first time, and is now available for purchase.

Metal Sculpture Dragster Scrap metal dragster Metal Sculpture Dragster
Metal Hot Rod Sculpture 5 Window Ford Metal Hot Rod Sculpture Metal Hot Rod Sculpture

01/18/2011 – The New Year is here!  I rang it in the usual way, by welding!

Copper and Metal Motorcycle Sculpture Copper and Metal Motorcycle Sculpture Copper and Steel Motorcycle Sculpture
Walking the Cup Pipe Fillet 3a Fillet tig Welds

12/21/2010 – Oh man, it’s been too long since an update! Here are three commissioned Christmas gifts: a Yamaha XS650 bobber, a Westfield Sportscar, and a Yorkshire Terrier. Have a terrific Holiday Season!

xs650 Bobber Westfield Sportscar Sculpture Little Yorkie
xs650 Bobber Westfield Sportscar Sculpture Little Yorkie

10/15/2010 – Dogs in the Pound, a Honda Shadow, and Walking the Cup.

Lugnut and Sparkplug Dog Pipe cover pass Honda Shadow Motorcycle Art
Lugnut and Sparkplug Dog More fillet welds Honda Shadow Motorcycle Sculpture

08/28/2010 – The Final Year of the Chopper sculpture is now available on Etsy! “Revelations” is the 52nd and last piece of the Choppers for Charity.

The 52nd and last Year of the Chopper The 52nd and last Year of the Chopper The 52nd and last Year of the Chopper

08/22/2010 – Bras for a Cause and Wedding Initials. For more info on the 2nd annual Bras for a Cause event in Royal Oak, go here: Bras for a Cause Michigan. Last year’s shin dig was a HUGE success, and I can only imagine this year it will be even more spectacular! This aluminum bra “Metamorphosis” and a lot of other cool stuff will be auctioned off to benefit Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit.

And congrats to Kevin and Lindsey Bell for their marriage earlier this month! These initials were placed on their wedding cake table.

2010 Bras for a Cause Aluminum Bra 2010 Bras for a Cause Aluminum Bra 2010 Bras for a Cause Aluminum Bra
Initials for Wedding Cake Table Initials for Wedding Cake Table Initials for Wedding Cake Table

07/11/2010 – Here are two of my recent pieces, and both of them are available with all proceeds going to charity! Be sure to check out Afterlife and the Ducati inspired “Duke” on Etsy!

Metal Art Metal Art Metal Art
Ducati Motorcycle Ducati Motorcycle Ducati Motorcycle

07/03/2010 -  Have a GREAT 4th of July; Let Freedom Ring!

M1 Abrams Tank Metal Sculpture Born on the 4th of July American Flag Belt Buckle AR-15 Sculpture with the flag

06/14/2010 – Twice bitten.   After seeing the sculpture of the 2011 Ford Mustang GT I recently did, I was then commissioned to build this 2011 Ford Mustang GT500 Shelby Cobra.  Thanks to Matt Trombley for the pictures.

2011 Mustang GT500 Shelby Cobra 2011 Mustang GT500 Shelby Cobra by Josh Welton 2011 Mustang GT500 Shelby Cobra

06/08/2010 – Father’s Day is right around the corner, check out my online store for plenty of gift ideas!  I’ve got pieces in every price range, starting with $10 spark plug key chains!

Here are a couple of the last YOTC bikes I’ve done, one is a Shovelhead Harley, and the other is a Kawasaki dirt bike.

Nuts and bolts sculpture Nuts and bolts sculpture Nuts and bolts sculpture
Welding Art Welding Art Welding Art

05/24/2010 – Back in the day, and on the cutting edge!  A couple of my latest projects cover the spectrum, from an old school Flathead powered hot rod, to a new 2011 Ford Mustang GT featuring a 5.0 Coyote engine.   The “V-8″ sculpture is available for sale, and you can read the cool story behind the Mustang piece on my blog.

Also, check out my new page on pricing for custom work: www.browndogwelding.com/custompricing

Hot Rod Metal Sculpture Hot Rod Metal Sculpture Hot Rod Metal Sculpture
2011 Mustang GT 5.0 metal sculpture 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 metal sculpture 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 metal sculpture

05/11/2010 – Keep track of your keys with style! In addition to the Tattooed Metal key chains, I now have some other styles available. Buy them here!

Maltese Cross (1) Sparkplug Old Rugged Cross (1)

04/24/2010 – Evil Monster Warrior fantasy football trophy.   I went a little bit outside the box on this one. I was also recently commissioned to do a 2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail.

Football Warrior Monster Fantasy Football Trophy Football Warrior Monster Fantasy Football Trophy Football Warrior Monster Fantasy Football Trophy
2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail 2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail 2006 Harley Davidson Heritage Softail

04/05/2010 – Here we have a pair of ’33 Fords, hot rods based on the rides that American Speed Company puts out. Many more pics of the sculptures can be found in Brown Dog Welding’s photo Gallery.

'33 Ford '33 Ford '33 Ford
Metal Ford Roadster sculpture Metal Ford Roadster sculpture Metal Ford Roadster sculpture

03/26/2010 – 1958 Harley Davidson Panhead. Another take on a ’58 Harley, this is the 31st Year of the Chopper motorcycle sculpture.

Metal motorcycle art welded sculpture Bike 133 scrap metal art sculpture Bike 133 scrap metal art sculpture

03/12/2010 – The Trophy Truck Killer.   This is a sculpture of a Racers Only‘s Rory Ward’s 1989 Chenowth DR2V which has been recently rebuilt and is now powered by a Chevy 5.3L V8. It’s been very successful in it’s rebirth, winning it’s class recently in both the BAJA 1000 and the Laughlin Desert Run.

Metal Sculpture of the Trophy Truck Killer by Josh Welton Metal Sculpture of the Trophy Truck Killer by Josh Welton Metal Sculpture of the Trophy Truck Killer by Josh Welton
Metal Sculpture of the Trophy Truck Killer by Josh Welton Metal Sculpture of the Trophy Truck Killer by Josh Welton Metal Sculpture of the Trophy Truck Killer by Josh Welton

02/21/2010 – Another “Hot Rod” Abrams tank, and a “client appreciation” bike!   As a warning to all my Northern friends, the man I built the Abrams for told me he was planning on using it to invade Canada!   The ’82 Yamaha is modeled after my buddy Joe’s bike.   He bought 2 pieces from me early on, including the first sculpture I ever made to sell, bike #5 “Dark Rider” as well as #13 “Speed Merchant.”  He just made it back from serving our country in Iraq, so figured I’d welcome him home with a thank-you gift.

Welded metal art sculpture M1 Abrams tank Welded metal art sculpture M1 Abrams tank Welded metal art sculpture M1 Abrams tank
Welding Metal Motorcycle sculpture Welding Metal Motorcycle sculpture Welding Metal Motorcycle sculpture

02/12/2010 – Harley Davidson has a new “Dark Custom” Sportster coming out called the Forty-Eight.   It’s low slung and sinister, definitely a mean looking bike.   So that’s what I modeled this week’s Year of the Chopper after, the 25th sculpture in the project.   Get in on the bidding for it here!

For more pictures: Forty-Eight Sculpture Flickr Set

Palm Pre and a scrap metal motorcycle sculpture Sportster Forty Eight Palm Pre and a scrap metal motorcycle sculpture Sportster Forty Eight Palm Pre and a scrap metal motorcycle sculpture Sportster Forty Eight

02/03/2010 – I was recently asked to come up with a sculpture for a retiring firefighter, and this is the result.   The fire engine itself is a 1929 Seagrave.   I visited the Firehouse Museum in Ypsilanti, Michigan, to get some pictures of the truck, which they have on display.   It’s a cool place, I recommend checking it out if you get the chance!   I also built a display base with Captain Kosek’s name and dates of service welded to it. The base also incorporates a piece from his first fire truck, a 1969 Mack.

Click on the pics for higher resolution shots!

Fire engine metal welding sculpture Fire engine metal welding sculpture Fire engine metal welding sculpture
Fire engine metal welding sculpture Fire engine metal welding sculpture firefighter retirement gift Fire engine metal welding sculpture

01/30/2010 – Valentine’s Day is around the corner, and fellas, I made it easy for you this year!  After selling out the first run of these Heart pendants in a week, here is run numero dos.    For $35 + shipping, you’ll get a stainless steel pendant on an 18″ necklace packaged in a soft black pouch….ready to give to your sweetheart!   Click HERE to purchase!

Stainless Steel Heart Pendants Stainless Steel Heart Pendants Stainless Steel Heart Pendants

01/23/2010 – This week I was busy building bikes.   I did a ’60s Harley flat track bike as the 22nd Year of the Chopper, an Evo powered scoot I call “Twisted Ego” for the Fast Friends charity, and these two HDs for my online store. The top bike is a Panhead called “Nobody,” and below it is the Ironhead Sporty “Hustle.”  You can find them in my online store!

motorcycle sculpture motorcycle sculpture motorcycle sculpture
Welding sculpture ironhead motorcycle Welding sculpture ironhead motorcycle Welding sculpture ironhead motorcycle

01/16/2010 – A Harley Softail, pulling a trailer, hauling a stainless steel fuel tank, with a French bulldog riding along…nothing to see here, move along.   This was a piece I did for a Wisconsin based tank manufacturer.

4 Piece Metal Sculpture; A dog, a Harley, a trailer, and a fuel tank 4 Piece Metal Sculpture; A dog, a Harley, a trailer, and a fuel tank 4 Piece Metal Sculpture; A dog, a Harley, a trailer, and a fuel tank
mini Stainless Steel fuel tank A quarter for size perspective 4 Piece Metal Sculpture; A dog, a Harley, a trailer, and a fuel tank

01/08/2010 – Eat, sleep, assassinate, in true ninja fashion. Here is a sculpture I made last week of a 2005 Kawasaki Ninja 650 race bike.  You can see the more pictures here: Year of the Chopper.

Kawasaki Ninja Race Bike Sculpture Kawasaki Ninja Race Bike Sculpture Kawasaki Ninja Race Bike Sculpture

01/02/2010 – That’s snow fun!  Here are a couple of snowmobile sculptures I’ve recently finished up.   The top one is a 2005 Artic Cat Sabercat, and the bottom sled is a 1980 Artic Cat El Tigre.  You can see progression shots of the Sabercat build here.

Scrap Metal Art Sled Scrap Metal Art Sled Scrap Metal Art Sled
tig welded scrap metal snowmobile sculpture tig welded scrap metal snowmobile sculpture tig welded scrap metal snowmobile sculpture

12/30/2009 – A 2009 Ram R/T sculpture, I actually did this one for myself.   Check out the build, more pictures, and info on my R/T at my blog!

2009 Ram R/T metal sculpture by Josh Welton 2009 Ram R/T metal sculpture by Josh Welton 2009 Ram R/T metal sculpture by Josh Welton

12/27/2009 – Wiener dogs and kitty cats! A few more commissioned Christmas gift…if you’d like something similar, feel free to shoot me an email!

Nuts and bolts weiner dogs, Capone and Lexie Nuts and bolts weiner dogs, Capone and Lexie Nuts and bolts weiner dogs, Capone and Lexie
Nuts and bolts cat sculpture, Sparkle Nuts and bolts cat sculpture, Sparkle Nuts and bolts cat sculpture, Sparkle

12/17/2009 – This week and last week’s Year of the Chopper bikes, #16(top) and #17(bottom).

Metal Motorcycle sculpture number 108 Metal Motorcycle sculpture number 108 Metal Motorcycle sculpture number 108
Scrap metal bike #111 (1) Scrap metal bike #111 (10) Scrap metal bike #111 (2)

12/05/2009 – An Allis Chalmers tractor and a custom bicycle. I was commissioned to build the AC as a Christmas gift for a farmer/dentist, and I was informed that he doesn’t understand the interweb so I’m good to post pics before the 25th!  Hit up my gallery for many more pics.

Metal Sculpture of an Allis Chalmers Tractor by Josh Welton Metal Sculpture of an Allis Chalmers Tractor by Josh Welton Metal Sculpture of an Allis Chalmers Tractor by Josh Welton
Nail Bicycle Nail Bicycle Nail Bicycle

11/15/2009 – This week I tigged together a sculpture of a M1 Abrams tank. I took some liberties with the styling to give it a “moving forward” look. The turret turns 360*, and the barrel moves up and down. You can look at a progression of the build at this Year of the Chopper entry.

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11/07/2009 – This week I did my 100th bike! “Nail in the Coffin” is the 11th Year of the Chopper bike, it’s a Knucklehead Harley.

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11/01/2009 – A car, a truck, a bike. Last week I did a 1988 BMW M3 Evo 2, a 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40, and a 1957 Harley Davidson Panhead. The Panhead was another Year of the Chopper bikes, and the other two pieces were commissioned.

1988 BMW M3 Evo 2 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (25) Metal Art Motorcycle 1957 Harley Davidson Panhead bobber
1988 BMW M3 Evo 2 1974 Toyota Land Cruiser FJ40 (21) Metal Art Motorcycle 1957 Harley Davidson Panhead bobber

10/21/2009 – More metal mutts and a Triumph Bonneville.   “Bonny goes Boom” is the 96th bike that I’ve built.    Look for it in the Chopper section of my store, and you can find Jughead, Blaze, Jet, and Picasso in the Sculpture section.

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10/12/2009 – Starting November 1st, 2009, there will be a significant price increase on all Brown Dog Welding sculptures.

09/21/2009 – The Year of the Chopper is in full swing, with the 4th motorcycle sculpture(bike #88 overall), on the auction block right now. It’s a 1941 Indian bobber. I also just finished a 1933 Ford hot rod, “Fear Factor”, that I’m pretty geeked about. Check out the removable hard top!

1941 Flathead Indian Bobber shot by Izthistaken 1941 Flathead Indian Bobber shot by Izthistaken 1941 Flathead Indian Bobber shot by Izthistaken
1933 Fear Factor shot by Izthistaken 1933 Fear Factor 13 1933 Fear Factor shot by Izthistaken

08/31/09 – YearoftheChopper is in week number two, with the auction for Bike #84 “Knuckle Down” starting this morning.  It’s an old school knucklehead Harley bobber.

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08/19/09 – Well, I started a blog: YearoftheChopper.blogspot. I’m hoping to raise awareness and money for Lifebuilders Detroit and Home Fur-Ever by creating one bike each week for the next year. Each bike will be sold or auctioned off through the blog, with 100% of the proceeds going to these two non-profits. I’m hoping to raise at least $4,000 for them this year!   Please check out the blog and spread the word!!!

08/03/09 – I was asked by friend and cancer survivor Catie Hormel to create a piece for Bras for a Cause, which is an event to raise money for Gilda’s Club Metro Detroit. Click on the links for more information on the benefit and the cause, and click HERE to donate online!

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07/22/2009 – Metal, fire, guns, and the American flag.   A sampling of work from the last couple of weeks:

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AR15flag Bike 80 1927 Nash Boattail
1927 Nash Boattail Bike 80 PatchworkBrown2

06/22/2009 – Me, welding.   My friend and photographer Matt Trombley stopped by to take some pics of me “in action” last week.   I couldn’t be happier with the results!   Check out Matt’s gallery here: izthistaken’s photo gallery. Feel free to contact Matt for any of your picture taking needs at izthistaken@yahoo.com. The entire shoot can be seen here: Josh is welding.

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Welding Shots (1) Welding Shot Welding Shots (2)

06/01/2009 – Something old and something new. These are two commissioned pieces, one is a blacked out Harley Davidson V-Rod, and the other is an antique tractor.

Antique Tractor Antique Tractor Antique Tractor
Bike 77 Harley Davidson V-Rod Bike 77 Harley Davidson V-Rod Bike 77 Harley Davidson V-Rod

04/20/2009 – Last week I cooked up a 2004 Harley Heritage Softail and an old English D lawn sculpture, both commissioned as birthday gifts.

Old English D in process Old English D Yard Sculpture Old English D Yard Sculpture
Bike 76 2004 Harley Softail 004 Bike 76 2004 Harley Softail 002 Bike 76 2004 Harley Softail 007

03/24/2009 – Stay updated and become part of the Brown Dog Welding network by clicking on the links below!

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03/18/2009 – This week the weather has been beautiful and I’ve been able to get a few projects done! The dragster is loosely based on the Bliss Bros. C/Dragster, the motorcycle was inspired by the Hippy Killer’s “Midnight Special”, and the truck is a commissioned sculpture that is a gift for a friend’s dad. It’s based on his 1937 Chevy pickup.

C/Dragster Bike 75 ol' Ironhead (2) 1937 Chevy Truck
C/Dragster Bike 75 ol' Ironhead (6) 1937 Chevy Truck

02/21/09- This is a custom Harley Davidson horn cover. The guy I built it for is going to get it chromed, and hopefully I’ll get some more pictures after that…I think it’s gonna look dope!

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01/30/09- Make sure to come back to Brown Dog Welding often to check out my gallery. It is updated regularly with my latest work! This week I built a couple bikes(including a Yamaha R1 ), some buckles, and these little guys!    They will soon be available in my online store.

Tough Pound Gang Sparky Coda

01/08/2009- Things that fly! A Piper Warrior plane, a squadron of F-16 Viper jets, and a Vietnam era “Loach” copter were a few of the many commissioned Christmas gifts I was able to create this year.

Piper Warrior F-16 Loach Copter (5)

12/06/2008- This last month has been BUSY!!!   I’ve been building buckles, bikes, and other metal models…and we also got BDW t-shirts, long sleeve shirts, hoodies, hats, and beanies!   Email me for info on ordering gear at josh@browndogwelding.com or click here: BDW Gear .

Bike #57 (2) HAMB 1932 Roadster (8)
Bike 54 1938 HD 003 Nov30 Old English D
new shirts! (3) new shirts! (4)

11/10/2008- Introducing: Tattooed Metal!! You won’t find belt buckles or keychains like this anywhere else, high grade stainless steel emblazoned with a tig torch and a deft touch.   Every design is different, no two pieces are ever the same.   Items are available for sale in the BDW online shop .

As always, contact me at josh@browndogwelding.com for custom or personalized work!

Tiny Tig Welds Keychain Jacquie's keychain Stainless steel custom puzzle belt buckles
Peace Sun Buckle Personalized Keychains

10/15/2008- It’s almost Halloween,so get into the “spirit” with Brown Dog Welding votive candle holders that cast a spooky glow wherever they sit!    They are available to purchase here: Shop Brown Dog Welding

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Also available are these wicked one off belt buckles.  Each BDW buckle is unique and handcrafted by me, Josh Welton! These and more custom belt buckles can be purchased here: Brown Dog Welding Belt Buckles

Baseball Buckle LOVE Belt Buckle Born on the 4th of July American Flag Belt Buckle

9/13/2008- Ghost Rider!!!   I did this two piece sculpture as a 40th birthday gift for the man who first taught me to weld. Johnny Blaze on his unearthly fire-breathing beast:) Check out more photos here: Ghost Rider

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8/26/2008- I’ve got a lot of stuff going on right now!   Today I finished a model of an old school Ford drag car inspired by a ride I came across in “Rod &  Kulture.”   You can buy it here: Fast Five Window Ford This weekend is also the 105th anniversary Harley Fest in Milwaukee.   Anomaly Design Shop on Brady Street in downtown Milwaukee is carrying a fleet of my bike sculptures, so if your heading over there be sure to check them out!   Here are a couple pics of the new car and some of the choppers that will be at the Harley Fest.

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Bike 40 (1) Bike 32 (6) Bike 37

8/12/2008 - This 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 sculpture is a commissioned piece I just finished.   I added a few of the pics I used for inspiration.   You can see more of this car and my other four wheel steel in my gallery: Hot Rods

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7/30/2008 – “King the of the Road” is a model of a Harley Road King I welded together.   If you’d like your motorcycle replicated shoot me an email!   Check out more of my metal model chopper pics here: The Bike Collection

Bike 36 King of the Road (1) Bike 36 King of the Road (3) Bike 36 King of the Road (2)

7/11/08 – “The Vine” is a new wall mounted wine rack I came up with.   It’s made from mild steel and tig welded together, then clearcoated for a really cool finish. The bottle holder is lined with felt to hold the bottle safe and snug.    These racks are $60 each + shipping, if you are interested in one email me at josh@browndogwelding.com .

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