Custom Metal Blog by TMRnyc

Hangin’ Tough

February 3rd, 2014


Custom Projects, Products


We’re in the press again! We received a call last week from a woman asking how she could get our USA Map bookshelf as featured in the current issue of New York Spaces Magazine. As this was news to us, she was so kind as to fax us the page. Lookin’ good, if we do say so ourselves.  Keep those press mentions coming, and if you see us around, let us know.

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Busy Little Worker Bees

January 28th, 2014



The TMR boys have been busy bees this week, completing numerous projects for Chobani, Quin Hotel, and Shinola. They worked through the weekend and were in the shop bright and early Monday morning. As always, excellent work, boys! Thank you for everything you do, and for keeping TMR tops in NYC.


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TMRnyc’s Scott Behr Talks with The Fabricator® on Metalworking, Metal Shop Fantasy Camp, and Why People Love Tools

January 13th, 2014


Behind the Scenes, Design, Misc, Studio

It’s dream-come-true day for TMRnyc.

We’re pleased to announce our debut in The Fabricator®—North America’s leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. And call us biased, but they made some pretty great observations:

 “[Scott] Behr has found that many people he meets or knows are fascinated with what he does for a living, and it’s easy to understand why. TMRnyc has made its mark in the various boroughs of New York City… [with] high-profile, signature projects, including the Chobani SoHo storefront; Sprinkles Cupcakes in Manhattan; and the Shinola flagship store in Tribeca.”

Featured as a “Fab Story” on the coveted back page, the 800-word article spans some favorite TMRnyc projects, the inception and success of Metal Shop Fantasy Camp, and what’s so attractive about learning a trade (or dabbling in it). Scott offers some choice insight:

“…many people grow up nowadays not knowing how to do things, and I think using tools is a basic instinct that we have as humans. I think most people have a curiosity about working with tools.”

Thanks to The Fabricator®, and writer/associate editor Amanda Carlson for featuring TMRnyc! To read the entire article, buy the January issue of The Fabricator®, or check it out online.


Check out this video to see Metal Shop Fantasy Camp in action:


Starbucks Reserve Lettering

January 6th, 2014



Starbucks, a set by ScottAstronaut on Flickr.

We just completed another project for Starbucks, this time for a location at JP Morgan Chase. We created the stainless steel lettering for their Starbucks Reserve display, using precision waterjet cutting. The letters were then drilled with blind tap holes and threaded for 8-32 threaded studs. A standoff spacer was provided, and the letters were finished with a directional #4 finish.


Great Gift Idea

December 17th, 2013


Design, Misc, Products, RetroCard

Stubborn Gifts for Stubborn People

It’s holiday season again, and you’ve racked your brain to come up with a gift for that impossible-to-please person in your life. Fear not. TMRnyc has you covered.

Meet the RetroCard Belt Buckle. This is a stubborn gift for stubborn people – it only holds a metro card. That’s it. A red felt slot snuggly wedged between two steel plates has your public transit fare card always ready to whip out. Each RetroCard Belt Buckle will develop a unique patina with wear over time, ensuring a truly one-of-a-kind gift.

Designed by Patrick Quinn and hand-produced by TMRnyc in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, each buckle in this limited edition series is signed by the artist, numbered and dated. It comes with an option of a black or brown leather belt, but it can be used with any button snap belt.

For even the most difficult guy or gal on your list, the RetroCard Belt Buckle is a true work of art and one gift they’ll appreciate time and time again.


Happy Holidays!