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Attempting to make a cool knife.

Hello again!

So the other week I started working on a “Butterfly” knife blade. The process has been slightly frustrating.

I cut out the tip, instead of forging it.   165 more words


My First Attempts at Forging

   I recently acquired a section of mine cart track from my great uncle for use as an anvil. I have always wanted to forge steel, but have only now had the chance. 151 more words


Friday July 4, 2014

After more than a year I managed to get a chance to start up the forge again this afternoon with the short Friday’s at work. It didn’t take dragon fire to get it going like the dwarves used in the movie ‘Desolation of Smaug’, but it did take a bit with some lighter fluid and a blow torch (mostly since we didn’t have matches that are not damp). 104 more words


Dream Snatchers and the "Maker Faire"

We had this really cool idea: a “Maker Faire.” This idea and it’s name originated from Make Magazine.  At the Faire there was a blacksmithing demonstration (sorry, no photos) a mixed media mobile/dream catcher activity, and a stop-motion animation activity. 175 more words

Young Adult Programs


Early in the project, once the space was up and running, we wanted to create a logo for Walter’s Tools and thought back to the original meaning of the word ‘brand’ which seemed so fitting for this project. 20 more words

South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

South of England Show 4th, 5th & 6th July

Hosted at Hobbledown Farm, Epsom instead of its usual home at South of England Showground.

Here’s this years schedule. 110 more words


Bring Us Your Horseshoes!

 Horse head bottle opener made out of a recycled horseshoe.

Metal is cool. It’s really, really cool– ask anyone who has taken our Blacksmithing class here at the forge. 95 more words

Hand Forged