Arts Feature1 6

Heavy Metal

BY RACHEL KOPER, JULY 27, 2007, ARTS

“The Austin Metal Authority on the Eastside is a nice group of dudes. At the time of my visit, Colby Brinkman, Troy DeFrates, Haley Woodward, and Brady Foster were working on an elaborate headboard and footboard for a bed that was a combination of structural welds, scrolling, and forged details. These guys gave me a great demo of old-time teamwork. After Brinkman stoked up some coals, they hammered veins onto leaves together. Brinkman used a jig form on the anvil to get a consistent angled pattern. And while you don’t have to be physically huge to be a metalworker — tools do most of the work — watching the well-more-than-6-foot Brady Foster swing a sledgehammer was massively impressive and scary.”

LINK: https://www.austinchronicle.com/arts/2007-07-27/507384/