Custom Metal Fabrication – Restorations, Modifications and Repairs – Museum Restoration & Fabrication – Blacksmithing – Décor & Art Portfolio – Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl.

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Restorations, Modifications and Repairs

Though we are a custom metal shop, we can also repair other items. You can always ask first because many of the things we repair are keepsakes that people want to preserve. We never know what will show up, but if you send us a close-up picture of the break or issue, we can often tell whether we can repair it. But at other times, we need to see the material for ourselves and take a closer look. Sometimes we can weld or glue the item, and at other times, it’s something else entirely.

Custom Metal Fabrication

We never know who will come through the door and with what requests. There’s no one word to describe what kind of things we build.  For example, Zimt Chocolates, a local chocolatier, asked if we could make her a machine to cut her macaroons when cutting by hand was no longer productive. Luckily, we figured out a way to save her young business time and money.

Museum Restoration & Fabrication 

As a heritage and museum buff, nothing makes Donald Dawson more excited than working with organizations and people who value the preservation of culture. Working for MONOVA – Museum of North Vancouver was a dream come true.


Donald fell in love with blacksmithing and learned from John Smith in Nelson many years ago. Sometimes, he uses this form to help his clients get what they want. When Denise Wilson, owner of Bronsino, decided to upgrade her offerings, Donald created unique metal hammered rings for her custom handbags.

Décor and Art Portfolio

We do artwork, especially for the annual Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl.  The pieces below are for sale. Many of them are forge inflated.  And we love building metal stands for local Vancouver artists. You can see them on our Blacksmithing and Fabrication page.

Repurposing & Modifications

Though you never know what ideas can come, you can bet that creativity knows no bounds. To prove that, look at the Steampunk Saxophone Water Fountain below. If you have heritage pieces, memorabilia or any items that mean something to you, together, we can co-create a way to shape them into a new form.

 Vancouver Eastside Culture Crawl

2019 Climate Action Weather Vane 

2018 Bicycle Powered Organ Pipes

2017 Exhibit: The Sound of Light

It was an unexpected treat to be selected by a panel to exhibit this lamp in a local gallery. What a fantastic event that was. Every year, it is a joy to be part of the Crawl.

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