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My Oh My, How Time Flies

Back near the end of October, I had an idea that I would do my next post when the snow came, with stunning pictures of the wintery north. 437 more words


How to Make Buckles

I’ve been wanting to make some splint armour for a while now, and while I have the steel and the canvas I need to put it all together, I didn’t have any straps or buckles. 406 more words


Making A Puukko Without Power Tools by Ilkka Seikku

Here is a very interesting piece by Ilkka Seikku about making a puukko without any power tools.  I hope he’ll favor us with a sequel on the leather work aspects of this project. 1,060 more words

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I found this cool article about making a traditional puukko (knife) and thought others might find it interesting like I did. This article is a reblog of a reblog, as it appears that the original article is no longer available. 31

Blacksmith Forge Made From the Bathroom Sink

The sweltering heat had finally moved on and Giant Tick season was coming to a close (not kidding, they are HUGE here), when I decided to fire up my hacked together blacksmith forge made out of an old bathroom sink and aquarium stand. 1,321 more words

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Behind the Scenes: Blacksmithing R&D

Going into blacksmithing, I knew there would be a number of experiments to perform, trial designs, and failed ideas. After a few experiments over the past few months, I thought I’d share a few with you. 1,866 more words