Category: real live trans adult

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

I have a bunch of upcoming classes for 2018! I…

I have a bunch of upcoming classes for 2018! If you’re in New England, and want to learn a bit of blacksmithing, then you should check out thesteelyard.org and prospecthillforge.com! 

Looking forward to seeing you in class! 

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

Some glamour shots of my first damascus #knife…

Some glamour shots of my first damascus #knife with a #forgefriend on the back! It’s a multibar twist construction in 15n20 and 1084, and I had to make the tiniest set of punches for the little fella on the back. It’s etched in pickle juice, cuz… well, I’m pickle rick!

My wife loves to play with my newest creation!

My wife loves to play with my newest creation!

My super-secret project is coming right along! 

My super-secret project is coming right along! 

It’s been a heck of a week here at the forge! A bunch of…

It’s been a heck of a week here at the forge! A bunch of projects came together and were sent out, and others have really started to come together!

Today I demonstrated blacksmithing to 76 transgender kids. It…

Today I demonstrated blacksmithing to 76 transgender kids. It was an honor to be able to bring my craft to such a wonderful group. 

Being in a group of people ALL of whom are trans, like me was an amazing feeling. I don’t often get to forge in an environment where everyone else is trans, and we all just get it. Today, I realized just how liberating it can be when we all share that common experience. 

Y’know what this means? We need more transgender blacksmiths! Get Smithing! 🙂

A new day, a new batch of Ready, Set, Smith…

A new day, a new batch of Ready, Set, Smith students! 

#blacksmith#blacksmithing #metalwork #teacher #teacherlife #teachersofinstagram#beer #beertools #beerstagram #soda #bottleopener #bottleopeners#badass

I had such a perfect birthday! There was #rainbow cake, and…

I had such a perfect birthday! There was #rainbow cake, and lovely friends, and my wife is the cutest! (She baked the rainbow cake wif unicorns and anvils on top and the unicorn was so pink and preeeeeetty!) AND I capped it all off with an excellent class at The Steel Yard! @thesteelyard   #blacksmith #blacksmithbirthday #teacher #teacherlife#teachersofinstagram #ilovemyjob #badass #beer #beertools#beerstagram #bottleopener #bottleopeners