Category: make

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! 😀

#blacksmith #blacksmithing #metalwork #cute #adorable #dragons #make #maker #silly#keychain #badass

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!

#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! 🙂

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. 

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