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Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 1

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

Op Ed

Dorset County Show 3rd and 4th September 2016

On Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September is the last round of the NBCC Blacksmith Competitions show of the circuit and is held at the Cokers Frome showground approximately 1/2mile from Dorchester town centre. 130 more words

Blacksmith Competition

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


The Problem of Blacksmithing Books

As a librarian, research is my thing. If someone asks for information, I usually point them to a book or some other credible resource. I hunt down information and hand it off to whoever needs it and think nothing of it. 1,519 more words

Busy, Busy, Busy

Hi Everyone,

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