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Sometimes the phrase “Horny Godzilla” is 100% …

Sometimes the phrase “Horny Godzilla” is 100% blacksmithing related, 100% on topic, and so I use it in class.

What a blast! I had an incredible time at the …

What a blast! I had an incredible time at the New England Blacksmiths Fall Meet! Mark Aspery’s demonstration was beautifully and masterfully done, I took home second place in the forging competition with @eaglepat for a drop tongs forge welded sea dragon, and best of all? I lost a bid for an adorable power hammer. It’s cheaper to build my own.

They see me scrollin’ they hatin’…

They see me scrollin’ they hatin’…

I’ve been not tumblering for a while, but I’m …

I’ve been not tumblering for a while, but I’m still alive!!! Apart from teaching, I haven’t done much/any smithing in the past month, but there has been an intersex goat. Named Dobby. And there’s Harry Potter, Ron Weasley, Molly Weasley, so many goats. And big woolly woolly sheep. And a puppy. And a farm. I swear I’ll get back to smithing soon!

Wait a minute! This isn’t the forge! Catch me …

Wait a minute! This isn’t the forge! Catch me on Season 2 of Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s podcast: How It Is! hosted by Diane Guerrero. And yes, I brought some ironwork with me to the recording studio. Did you think I wouldn’t?  @ WGBH

My latest buddy forged from a single piece of …

My latest buddy forged from a single piece of 3/4” square stock! He seems to really like iced tea? 

  #blacksmith #blacksmithing #dragon#dragons #handmade #cute #silly #maker#make #handforged #metalwork #tea#sweettea #badass

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!

We made egg spoons in class, so of course we h…

We made egg spoons in class, so of course we had to test them! And no, a Viking axe isn’t a good fork substitute. :/ #blacksmith#blacksmithing #bladesmith #axes #viking#cooking #handmade #eggs #maker#make #badass

Rawr! We’ve got silly dragons up the wazoo in …

Rawr! We’ve got silly dragons up the wazoo in the workshop! Lots more dragon experiments and dragon wing nuts to come!

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.