Category: make

My latest buddy forged from a single piece of …

My latest buddy forged from a single piece of 3/4” square stock! He seems to really like iced tea? 

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Details are so satisfying! I put hexagonal tap…

Details are so satisfying! I put hexagonal tapers on the back ends of these 5/16ths drifts for class at @thesteelyard ! They got smushed within a few heats, but I’m still glad I put’em there!

We made egg spoons in class, so of course we h…

We made egg spoons in class, so of course we had to test them! And no, a Viking axe isn’t a good fork substitute. :/ #blacksmith#blacksmithing #bladesmith #axes #viking#cooking #handmade #eggs #maker#make #badass

Rawr! We’ve got silly dragons up the wazoo in …

Rawr! We’ve got silly dragons up the wazoo in the workshop! Lots more dragon experiments and dragon wing nuts to come!

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!

Look at the teeny weeny little hammer! Soooo c…

Look at the teeny weeny little hammer! Soooo cuuuuuuute! 😀 Today my students made punches and tiny hammers and it was so fun! 😀

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

Family photo! What a bunch of cuties! 😀

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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. 😀

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!

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