Some Forge Work

Since I have the shop setup I’ve been trying to get out there daily for a least an hour and work on *something*…Some days it happens and some days it doesn’t. Here’s a few pics of what I’ve been working on. This is the initial drawing out of the original round bar stock. It started off as 3/4in round. After sanding and shaping. Brought up to non-magnetic heat and then quenched in canola oil. Tomorrow I’ll draw some of the hardness out by tempering so it won’t shatter when I try to use it. After that, if I’ve done everything …

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I Have A Maker’s Mark!

I’ve gotten fairly serious about blacksmithing and knifemaking in the last several months. So much so that I decided I wanted a way to mark the things I make. On the recommendation of a designer who’s blog I read, I contacted Josh Ford and he worked with me to get the mark I was looking for. Here’s what he came up with based on my input. Definitely digging it! Keep an eye out for more posts about this and check out my instagram since I post a lot of shop pics there. In the coming months I’ll get this design …

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