One of the coolest (or most annoying) parts about being a blacksmith: having someone tell you of a project they have in mind. Some of these projects are fun, push your knowledge of the craft into new venues, and test your skills. 901 more words
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It's official, I suck at blacksmithing... and I need to find someone to shave the back of my neck...
I also like the way my chin creases look when exaggerated and filed with soot…
Oh, it started off fine, my second project in the level one blacksmithing class… I cleared out my clinker box in the forge, dumped the ash and the clinker, separated the raw coal from the usable coke, and had my fire-starting newspaper ‘jellyfish’ ready… 690 more words
Apologies for my recent absence things have been a bit hectic in the King residence.
My poor forge has been feeling the neglect too, it’s only been fired up a few times since I last posted and I’m beginning to feel sorry for it BUT I’m back and I am giving it 100% of my attention (maybe 95% or my wife might complain). 147 more words