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The first artsy photo of my new shop! All of t…

The first artsy photo of my new shop! All of the basics are installed and I’m ready to forge!#blacksmith #blacksmithing #newworkshop#change #tools #maker #make #likeagirl #badass

I finished the forging on another asymmetric w…

I finished the forging on another asymmetric wrapped axe today! It was so much work, that I really needed a pint at the end. A pint of ice cream, that is! ;P And no, I didn’t finish the whole thing.

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! 😀

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! 🙂

My wife knows me so well! She went to London to visit family,…

My wife knows me so well! She went to London to visit family, and brought me back some serious PG Tips! Now I need to make a look to hang the kettle over the forge. 

FYI, that’s a 2.5 lb cross peen hammer for reference. 🙂 

Let’s get to work! :) 

Let’s get to work! 🙂 

Just look at this for a second! It’s a shot of one student’s…

Just look at this for a second! It’s a shot of one student’s pair of tongs from last night, and, well it’s just interesting. First of all, the bolt-jaw-tons are the work, not the piece of metal gripped in them. That’s a tool! And the pair of tongs gripped in the tongs, but by the reins with the reins? That’s not a pair of tongs either. It’s a spacer for the reins of the bolt jaw tongs!!!!!! 🙂  

Glamour shots of the finished hatchet! It’s a folded forge…

Glamour shots of the finished hatchet! It’s a folded forge welded construction, I started with 1 1/2″ x 1/2″ by 8 1/2″ mild steel, with an old file for the bit. My hatchet-making class is this weekend at The Steel Yard, if anyone’s interested? 

Some examples for my #forged #hatchet class at @thesteelyard…

Some examples for my #forged #hatchet class at @thesteelyard April 22-23. Forge welded axe construction is the best! #blacksmith#blacksmithing #teacher #teachersofinstagram#tools #toolmaker #metalwork #make #maker

Using my shop assistant as a guinea pig for my upcoming forged…

Using my shop assistant as a guinea pig for my upcoming forged hatchet class at @thesteelyard in Providence! His axe is coming along nicely!