When my husband was a child he would help his father taking scrap metal to the crap yards. As he got older he kept this up and worked on house clean-outs with his dad. As I would see the truck loads of metal just go to the scrap yards to be scrapped I new we could make things out of all this stuff and sell it. Then we became empty nesters so I "hounded" him even more to teach me how to weld and help me with my creations.
he then taught me how to weld. he then helped me load my jeep with my creations off to the local flea market (smirking) not thinking this could be a thing. For the first year my daughter would help me out at the flea markets and shows. After a while my Husband needed to help out. He was amazed by the creations and sales and that how many smiles we put on peoples faces.
I guess the rest is history!!
We use many different types of scrap meat , such as old tools, flatware, broken and used shovels, used horse shoes, pretty much anything metal . I believe that the obscure metal peices make for the best one of a kind pieces and are the most challenging to make.