The main shop area is lit by skylights and has a dirt floor with a wonderful smell of damp earth and oil. My grandfather had a garage that smelled that way.
The products are heavy steel rings used in oilfield operations. The rings on the left are alloy steel, those on the right are stainless steel. The steel rings had not been long out of the forge and were still very hot. They did not glow, but I could feel heat radiating from them standing 8 feet away.
Mike was busy moving finished rings to an outside storage area. For this he used a big forklift (on left) and a great big forklift (on right).
The final step is to run the red hot steel blocks through this ring mill to shape them into the rings. This is hot heavy work but Mike likes it. He is the kind of guy that likes to make "stuff".