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The "Joys" of Pattern-Welded Steel

As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I took a class in what is known as “Pattern Welded Steel.” If the term doesn’t make sense to you, don’t worry, you might know it under it’s more popular term: Damascus. 2,479 more words

Op Ed

The Adventure Begins!

I left Colorado almost two weeks ago now, but the time has been packed so full it could very well have been a month. It has been even better than I expected, with a complete richness of company, setting, ideas and learning. 437 more words

Blacksmithing

Suspended Animation: Hanging Heritage

We don’t often categorise heritage by how it is displayed. If we did, and we thought about ‘hanging heritage’, we might think of curtains, paintings and armour within a stately home or castle. 507 more words

Places And Landscapes

Blacksmithing Course at Cold Hanworth Forge

During the three days before my birthday, I had the somewhat unusual present of a short course in blacksmithing at Cold Hanworth Forge, just north of Lincoln. 474 more words

Workshops

In the Heat of the Moment.

*SPOILERS*

There’s just something comforting about the heat of the forge, the sound of metal on metal and the hissing of steam.  Funny, I just realized that my two favorite crafting skills have some sort of heat involved.   249 more words

ESOTU

Bad Food Review.

I’m beginning to question my abilities as a chef-in-training.  My whole day came to a depressing halt.  I had barely gotten myself dressed and caffeinated as I headed out the door when a messenger nearly ran me over in his haste to tell me that I was on probation with my provisioning writs.   267 more words

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