DUSON, La. (AP) — Sparks and tiny flecks of metal fly from where scrap and scrap of metal meet on Brennan Rhymes’ large CNC machine. Most of the time, the 25-year-old from Duson grinds metal into custom-designed works of art on his computer, turning large saw blades into Superdome, crawfish and more.
Rhymes began working with metal while still in high school at the WD & Mary Baker Smith Career Center in Lafayette. There he learned to weld and fell in love with the work, continuing outside of school with his father in their garage.