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W. Michael Geltz

Born in Keokuk, Iowa in 1947 - to age 4. Lived in California since 1951. Mt. Diablo high school - 4 years. 4 years of metal shop and electronics. Served in Vietnam 66-69, Navy. Junior college - 4 years, small engine tech., welding and electronics.

Worked with God’s gifts in many ways. Always helping others and being creative. Loved metal work all my life and was highest student last 2 years of high school. Almost awarded scholarship in Industrial Arts teaching. The only reason that didn’t happen because only one scholarship was awarded per 7 schools. Worked for Pacific Telephone /PacBell/AT&T/SBC for 30 years.

Love motorcycles and things that go fast and have quite a collection.

I recently found out that my great grandfather was a blacksmith. And my grandfather was a tool and die maker. Now I know why I love working with my hands and mind in the same way. I am proud of my shop - ranging from wood, metal, machines, engines, electrical, welding and blacksmithing.

I belong to the American Legion, Legion Riders and Patriot Guard Riders with two Harley Buell’s and one Fat Boy. I am excited in this style of metal art and want to learn more. If I can help in any projects or ideas please give me a call.

Being creative and having fun,

Oakley, California
Rusty Metal Works
Cell (925) 584-1039