EAGLE RIVER - Take salvaged metal and wood, hand it to one Eagle River artist, and watch his imagination come to life.
It's all thanks to a man dedicated to combining nature with what's manmade.
Ken Schels isn't your typical carpenter or welder.
He welds, chops, and carves fantasy into reality for his clients at his KMS workshop.
The Northwoods native can tell you where every piece of wood in his shop comes from.
He'll also tell you about all of the metal pieces he has collected over the years for his projects.
Gears, chains, axes, and bolts are just some of the pieces you can spot in his art.
"One guys says, 'That's a Ford wrench, that's worth $30!' Well I'm like, you stand there and watch me weld it in," said Schels.
Ken admits his work is out-of-the-box and a little strange at times, but he does it so people can have something to pass on through history.