Monthly Archives: June 2014

It’s a bug’s life at Martin Pierce Hardware

A while back we shared with you our quest to find inspiration for new projects we were working on.  You can review that post here.  Since that time we have welcomed some new family members to our home.  The purpose … Continue reading

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Part 6–a step by step process of creating custom door hardware

We are at the final stage and, as in any bespoke project,  it is always the details that matter the most. For this project we wanted the pieces to have an aged appearance while maintaining the fine details so we had … Continue reading

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Welcome summer

Have you ever noticed that time seems to fly by so much faster as we get older?  At the beginning of the year I was working on new projects, preparing for the upcoming HD Expo that seemed a long way … Continue reading

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Part 5–a step by step process of creating custom door hardware

For those of you who have been following along with this process, you will remember that we had reached the shelling stage in part 4 where the waxes had been encased in silicon shell and were ready to move on to … Continue reading

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Beware—it is Friday the 13th.

There is no real rhyme or reason as to why Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day but the fear of the day is common enough to have earned its own phobia labeled as  friggatriskaidekaphobia.  For those who believe … Continue reading

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Part 4–step by step process of creating custom door hardware

Let the fun begin! We are often asked why we don’t make our patterns using 3D printing.  The answer comes from Martin’s personal history. As many of you already know, Martin Pierce began his career as a wood carver in England where … Continue reading

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Part 3–step by step process to create custom door hardware

In part 3 of our series the pattern moves from wood to wax. As you recall from part two, the goblet pattern was technically and logistically challenging. Bronze is a heavy metal, not to mention expensive, and we wanted to … Continue reading

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