Thanksgiving has long been my favorite holiday, and not just because of the pie. The latency in posting about it was more about the fullness of the giving rather than the lack of things to give about. 456 more words
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I needed to fabricate some legs for the burn barrels I’ve been commissioned to make. So I engineered this jig to allow me to take two foot long pieces of rebar and shape them to look like the images below and have a final vertical height of one foot after bending. 149 more words
My first big personal project during my blacksmithing apprenticeship at Hancock Shaker Village was to a knife that would be dual-purpose.
I wanted a hand-forged, hand-honed knife, made entirely with 19th-century tools and techniques, that I could use both as a hunting knife and as a family carving knife. 928 more words