who we are
Started in the Fall of 2012, Smith Metal Workz was formed to allow me to continue to work in a field that I enjoy.
Metal fabrication is something I've always loved to do. My passion started when I was in the Army working as a Tracked Vehicle Mechanic (MOS 63Y for those in the know). During deployment to the sandbox in 1991 (Desert Storm / Op. Positive Force) , we were looking for ways to protect our light skinned vehicles (and ourselves) from battle damage. We had piles of metal and scrap from other vehicles, so we started cutting and welding. It was great to see raw metal turn in to something of value.
In 2008, I started a frame off rebuild of a 1966 Toyota Land Cruiser (FJ40). It was then that I realized that Land Cruiser parts were much harder to find than I ever expected. I purchased a welder along with a shop full of other metal working tools over the next few years and completed my Land Cruiser.
Now that my Land Cruiser is finished, I wanted to keep working with metal. I purchased a CNC Plasma Cutter in the Summer of 2012 and have been creating new things almost daily. Besides parts for the Toyota, I've built front bumpers for Jeep Grand Cherokees and recently delved in to the world of metal art.
Smith Metal Workz was created.
Started building custom automotive parts and accessories for a vehicle restoration project.
Smith Metal Workz is a one-man-shop, so there are no employment opportunities at this time. If and when the time comes to expand, you'll see it here first.
I'm not scheduled for any shows at this time. Check back at a later date. Thanks!