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Does Your Anvil Have A Hardie Hole?*

The tourist season in Killeena House being over and our courses not yet begun, I decided to take this past weekend off and go on a road trip with a couple of friends, Clodagh and Red, and to spend Saturday hitting things with a hammer. 330 more words


State of the Forge, 9.21.14/9.28.14

As you are probably aware, I missed the update for last week.  After driving 2 hours to Markesan (and getting lost), unloading everything, setting it up, demoing, loading it all back up, driving 1.5 hours back to my shop, unloading everything and then driving 30 minutes home, I was somewhat worn out. 181 more words

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Fun Friday in Fall at the Farm

This week has been so perfect weather-wise that I knew I wanted to visit the Atlanta History Center soon. Going during the summer was great, but the farm got hot and has a few mosquitoes that also reside there. 209 more words


I Told You I Wasn't Dead!

A lot happens in nearly two years and some information needs updated.

First, the post “Bye Bye Blacksmith?” In this post I vented about “getting fired” from the Colorado blacksmith booth. 1,002 more words


Status update - The forge and the anvil

Hi folks,

yeah, I am not dead nor retired. I am still active and quite busy  but not in the digital world :P. People who follow my twitter certainly might have seen some of the stuff I am working on. 273 more words


Intro To Blacksmithing

Hudson River Ironworks hosts An Introduction to Blacksmithing with Jon Ledford Saturday Oct. 18, 2014.

In this hands-on workshop students will learn the fundamentals of moving hot steel with hammer. 66 more words


Build Log - Hira Zukuri Tachi


Authentic tachi were forged during the Kotō period, before 1596. With a few exceptions katana and tachi can be distinguished from each other if signed, by the location of the signature (mei) on the tang (nakago). 385 more words