Category: badass

Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with …

Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with my students at @thesteelyard ! Also, asymmetrically wrapped Viking-style axes are fun! Can’t wait to finish this one. 😀

That feeling when you order a pizza with half …

That feeling when you order a pizza with half pepperoni and half mushroom but this happens… Florian the Dragon was so excited for his mushroom, too. #firstworldproblems #blacksmith#blacksmithing #dragon #dragons #cute #tiny#handmade #maker #make

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means love…

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means lovely new students and lovely new bottle openers! 😀

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for t…

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for the wonderful students at PHF, and is looking forward to more lovely classes!

Yes, I stick my tongue out while forge welding…

Yes, I stick my tongue out while forge welding. It’s okay, I have my PPE on.

Just some ENORMOUS hinge barrels. I actually h…

Just some ENORMOUS hinge barrels. I actually had to use the coal forges at Prospect Hill Forge (thank you, Carl!) to get the initial welds done. They just wouldn’t fit in my propane forge!

True wrought iron is precious, you work with w…

True wrought iron is precious, you work with what you can get! I spent the day with two strikers, working down some massive old nautical chains into useable stock. I’m tired… 😴 That’s my 900 gram forging hammer for size. 😀

I’m a perfectionist. It’s not often that I’ll …

I’m a perfectionist. It’s not often that I’ll let myself look at a class I taught or the piece I made, and say to myself “Y’know? I did okay.” without secretly picking my performance apart in my head and obsessing over what I could do better. Tonight I made progress, and just let myself be happy with class. Heh. 😀

I love the design process for railings! Workin…

I love the design process for railings! Working with clients to create crazy dancing flower railings is a blast! 

This spoon will get soup to your face AND keep…

This spoon will get soup to your face AND keep it warm! We make super modern gadgets in Ready, Set, Smith! class at Prospect Hill Forge.