Tags » Blacksmithing

A Blacksmith Makes His Own Tools, and Exercise Equipment

It is official: spring is in full swing! Here in Somerset that means intermittent bouts of drizzle and stunning sunshine. Inside everyone there is a joy, that feeling of barely contained excitement that leaks out in grins and sparkle in the eye. 418 more words


Blacksmithing, when it is hot outside, is not for the faint of heart...

A hot barn full of burning forges and coal smoke… a thick leather apron… and spring in San Diego… oh, boy…

Anyway, back to the blacksmith tongs project… I rounded my handles to make them more comfortable to grab, and then I had to heat the flat, grabbing ends, and pound a metal rod into them to make a nice gripping surface. 150 more words


My second blacksmithing class...

And once again, I had a great time… although it was really hot today…

I love everything about that crazy barn…

I love the smells, and all the old tools, and the forges… and the cool old guys… of which, I suppose, I might now be one… 125 more words


10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten)

This post is very true. I was lucky enough to grow up on my family’s farm where a learned a few of the basics for growing and preserving food, raising animals and riding. 139 more words

Off Grid

10 Survival Skills Your Great-Grandparents Knew (That Most Of Us Have Forgotten)

[repost: http://www.offthegridnews.com/extreme-survival/10-survival-skills-your-great-grandparents-knew-that-most-of-us-have-forgotten/%5D

Written by: Rich M

Our modern society is highly dependent upon we’ll call the “system.” Not only do we rely upon utility services to bring us electricity, water and natural gas, but also on an incredibly complex supply chain which provides us with everything from food to computers. 1,283 more words


South of England Show 9th, 10th, 11th June 2016

Here’s this years Blacksmith competition schedule for this years South of England Show. As in previous years only the group A classes are part of the NBCC national championship: 130 more words

Blacksmith Competition

Behind the Scenes As An NPC

When not playing the games I’ve recently reviewed, I’ve had my hands full with a few things that are coming up that will impact my ability to post over the coming weeks. 1,732 more words