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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. 😀

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means love…

Each new “Ready, Set, Smith!” class means lovely new students and lovely new bottle openers! 😀

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for t…

Ting Ting the Tiny Dragon feels grateful for the wonderful students at PHF, and is looking forward to more lovely classes!

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! 😀

Ramen a la Coal Forge! The perfect lunch for a…

Ramen a la Coal Forge! The perfect lunch for a chilly New England day! My pattern welded utility knife is put to good use! 😀 Now all it needs are some pickles. 

Family photo! What a bunch of cuties! :D#black…

Family photo! What a bunch of cuties! 😀

#blacksmith #blacksmithing #metalwork #cute #adorable #dragons #make #maker #silly#keychain #badass

When I’m on my A game I love making elaborate …

When I’m on my A game I love making elaborate meals like this Sichuan hot pot for four! This week, though? I’m in a bit of a creative slump. I’ve been making mostly “Spaghetti-a-la-Things-at-the-Bottom-of-My-Fridge” and “Beef… with uh… sauce? It’s got, like, brown rice? It’s good…I think.” 😀 

We all go through bleh times, just do what you can and pat yourself on the back! Tomorrow I will go to the grocery. I’ll make Tide Pod soup, I’ve heard that’s good! 

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

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