Category: badass

One does not simply forge a Balrog. One makes …

One does not simply forge a Balrog. One makes it five times in clay with the actual tools, calipers, and a digital scale, photographing progress along the way.

#onedoesnotsimply#onedoesnotsimplywalkintomordor#blacksmith #bladesmith #maker #make#getitrightthefirsttime # Tolkien #lordoftherings #lotr #metalwork #art#artistsoninstagram #challengeyourself#badass

My favorite #sundial #orrery is in a new spot …

My favorite #sundial #orrery is in a new spot with a new coat of finish, and she’s ready to tell you the time! Though, your phone is probably a tad more accurate… #steampunk #maker #make #blacksmith#blacksmithing #welder #machinist #gears#astronomy #metalwork #badass

A very good day of fiddling with projects to g…

A very good day of fiddling with projects to get them just so! 🙂 #getitdoneright #detailscount #blacksmith #blacksmithing #make #maker #design #gears #steampunk #sundial #badass #metal

Some glamour shots of my first damascus #knife…

Some glamour shots of my first damascus #knife with a #forgefriend on the back! It’s a multibar twist construction in 15n20 and 1084, and I had to make the tiniest set of punches for the little fella on the back. It’s etched in pickle juice, cuz… well, I’m pickle rick!

My wife loves to play with my newest creation!

My wife loves to play with my newest creation!

Two new creations! One is a cutesy lil’ Forge …

Two new creations! One is a cutesy lil’ Forge Friend for a customer, the other is my new hand hammer. I forged it myself from a chunk of steel, the handle is hickory and I’ve customized it to be perfect for my hand. It’s going to get a lot of use! 🙂

Instagram post by Willow Zietman • Oct 17, 2017 at 9:31pm UTC

Instagram post by Willow Zietman • Oct 17, 2017 at 9:31pm UTC

I’ve been teaching extra classes at Prospect Hill Forge in…

I’ve been teaching extra classes at Prospect Hill Forge in Waltham these past two weeks, and I love it. Teaching is one of my passions, and to do it in such a cozy and loved shop is a blessing.#blacksmith #blacksmithing #teacher#teachersofinstagram #learnnewskills #handmade#handforged #artsy #happystudents #make #maker#makersgonnamake #badass

How’d you all spend your evening?

How’d you all spend your evening?

Holy smokes am I stoked for this project! I’m repairing…

Holy smokes am I stoked for this project! I’m repairing and replacing sections of this 19th century railing, then forging some hinges and converting it into a gate! Solid wrought iron all the way!