Category: tools

It felt wonderful to be back at Prospect Hill …

It felt wonderful to be back at Prospect Hill Forge for classes today! Forge 2 just feels like home.

Willow Zietman on Instagram: “I think I’ve fou…

Willow Zietman on Instagram: “I think I’ve found my shop dog… #blacksmith #blacksmithing #dogs #dogsofinstagram #dogstagram #metalwork #tools #maker #make #badass”:

This is Waffles, my little Pup Pup! If you’re interested in seeing more of him in metalworking situations, you’ll find him on my instagram, along with his best friend Dobby the Goat! 😀

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 needed a vice but it had to move and I saw @…

I needed a vice but it had to move and I saw @barbiethewelder made something similar I think and this works great!

There is always an answer when you need something and can’t afford to buy new. Build it yourself!

#vice #stand #reclamedmetal #upcycling #mig #migwelding #pillardrill #workshop #handmade #handmade #useful #metalwork #tools #metalmachine #hertford #hertfordshire (at Hertford, Hertfordshire)
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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!

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.

Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with …

Had a lovely time forging bottle openers with my students at @thesteelyard ! Also, asymmetrically wrapped Viking-style axes are fun! Can’t wait to finish this one. 😀

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! 🙂

Clamps! Also, my first ever curved handrail. But mostly…

Clamps! Also, my first ever curved handrail. But mostly clamps!!!!!!