Category: lgbtqia

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

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

Making Forge Friends is always a bittersweet c…

Making Forge Friends is always a bittersweet class. I love the material and the teaching, but it means that another round of Ready, Set, Smith has to come to a close. :(. 

#blacksmith #blacksmithing#metalwork #dragon #dragons #sculpture #art#artistsoninstagram #maker #make #handmade#badass

Family photo! What a bunch of cuties! :D#black…

Family photo! What a bunch of cuties! 😀

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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.

When I’m on my A game I love making elaborate …

When I’m on my A game I love making elaborate meals like this Sichuan hot pot for four! This week, though? I’m in a bit of a creative slump. I’ve been making mostly “Spaghetti-a-la-Things-at-the-Bottom-of-My-Fridge” and “Beef… with uh… sauce? It’s got, like, brown rice? It’s good…I think.” 😀 

We all go through bleh times, just do what you can and pat yourself on the back! Tomorrow I will go to the grocery. I’ll make Tide Pod soup, I’ve heard that’s good! 

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. 😀

Today Jacob and I busted out a forged square c…

Today Jacob and I busted out a forged square corner in 1 x 1 1/2” steel… the hard way. Now to forge down some wrought iron boat chain to size, make three more, and turn them into historically-matchy hinges for that monster gate!

#practice #getitrightthefirsttime #blacksmith #blacksmithing #crafts#history #metalwork #maker #make #likeagirl #badass

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. 😀

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Say cheese! These are a few smiles from today’s run of Forge Friends! 🙂

My wife was having a tough day, so I made her …

My wife was having a tough day, so I made her a little something before class. I love her so much! #marriage #marriedlife #art#blacksmith #blacksmithing #heart #family #artistsoninstagram#maker #make #iron #challengeyourself #makenewthings #cute#love