Category: maker

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

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! 🙂

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