Category: make

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

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

Do you sketch out your designs before you make…

Do you sketch out your designs before you make them? Can we see some sketches if you don't mind? <3

Hi there!

I always sketch and draft (to scale) projects several times over to get them just so. For clients, I usually design three separate projects that they choose from, and for myself I just ruminate on projects, sometimes for years. 🙂 I’ll post some design images so you can see! 🙂

New generation of #darthvader s are coming soo…

New generation of #darthvader s are coming soon going straight to America! #lastjedi #starwars #woodburner #handmade #migwelding #characters #metalfab #metalwork #etsy #etsyseller #etsyuk #metalmachine #mig #make something #imakestuff #imadethis

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

Waiting for my damascus dragon knife to finish…

Waiting for my damascus dragon knife to finish tempering, so I distracted myself with home-pickled onions, homebrew, local beer, smoked cod liver, and some friends! 🙂

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! 🙂

Can you stop tagging trans stuff in the blacks…

Can you stop tagging trans stuff in the blacksmithing tag? Like we get it, you're a guy trying to creepily pose as a girl. Whatever. Just keep your disgusting inappropriateness out of the tag and to yourself. No one gives a shit. Man up and stop being a sissy. You have a dick. Not a cunt. Act like it.

I’m going to go and laugh like a sissy at the idea of you creepily hiding behind the anonymous tag, triggered by my cute little forged dragons. “Oh nooooo! This inanimate piece of metal was made by A TRANS PERSON!!!! THEREFORE IT IS GENDER DEVIANT! I must anonymously be mean to them FOR THE HONOR OF THE BLACKSMITHING TAG ON TUMBLR!” Dude. No one gives a shit. Get over yourself. Go to bed, it’s past your bedtime. #blacksmithing #transgender 

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

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