Emily Shafer Photography | Trash to Treasure!

Trash to Treasure!

January 18, 2015  •  1 Comment

Hello everyone and welcome back to my blog! 2015 has started, and I already have some things to share. Let's get on it! 

The man who made this blog possible is Craig. He is the talented welder at Jimco. Craig {like many others who work with their hands} are true visionaries. He made this knife out of scrap rebar and wooden pallets. To take notice of such ordinary and plain objects, and craft together a piece of workable art is a talent many can only dream of. Honestly I am astonished at what he has accomplished so casually. Craig had the idea in his mind, and transferred that into this beautiful hand crafted knife. 

It took two long weeks of working in his spare time to make this treasure! I photographed the baby stages of this knife. I came over to his welding station, and found the colors of the fire intriguing. At first, I thought he was bored and just wanted to heat up some scrap metal! (haha boy was I wrong) I saw an opportunity for picture taking, and took it! 

After New Year's he showed me the finished product. . .WOW! My jaw dropped and my eyes got freakishly big! I just remembered taking pictures of some hot metal sticks! And right in front of me Craig held a completely finished knife. He then went on to tell me the handle was made out of wooden pallets laying around the shop. There was so much creativity put forth in this project of his, and it is amazing.  He also gave me his second knife to photograph. This one is in the early stages and needs the handle put on it. 

The specks on the blade where the hammer shaped it adds so much character. They are a reminder of the work, vision and origins of the knife. It was just a piece of thrown away rebar and wood, and Craig made it a treasure. 


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Debi Rogers(non-registered)
He is so talented. To make something out of nothing is wonderful!
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