Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Sorry posting has been non-existent. Going through a rough patch.

I've not frozen to death or been snowed in but it's been a close thing.  Be back soon barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Monday, January 2, 2017

New year's day bushcrafting

It finally got cold enough to walk in my bog.  I made a fire and tested the Kukri out. 
The snow is to put out the remaining coals after the hot chocolate was made.
We're going to be making some kukri and parang prototypes and field test them to see if we want to add them to the product line. 

Sunday, December 18, 2016

It made me blow tea through my nose!

Stolen from Angel's site
It was -21F  here last nite.  The dogs didn't dally when it was potty time.

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Thanks to all my friends and customers!!!!

The 2016 season was an amazing adventure.
   Thanks especially to Chad, Cole and Britt for keeping things going when the going got tough.  They kept the shop running when I had to leave to handle some family emergencies and then when I had my knee surgery.  

Not the surgeon who worked on my knee

A huge thank you to everyone who spent their hard earned money at HBI.  I'm glad that you think the things we make are worth buying.  We try our hardest to make quality goods and sell them at a fair price and it seems to be working.
 We'll be back at the Moose Lake Riverside Arena when it opens in the spring.  We're planning to be at TJ's in Mahtowa and are busy working on the spring's show schedule.
  If things go as planned we'll have a few demos to do and will have a new trailer that will make it easier to load and unload all the heavy ironwork.
  There was a few people interested in apprenticing so there maybe some new faces at the shop and booth next spring.   
  We are not doing anymore custom work until after the holidays.  We'll happily sell you what we have in stock though.  Use the handy contact form and we'll get back to you ASAP if there is anything you're interested in.
  Now enjoy the cold mosquito free time of year and eat too much and enjoy your tribe.


No bug repellent needed

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Final Show of the 2016 Season!

Hello all!

Well, this is it, Saturday will be our last show of the season and your last chance to snatch up HBI products before the holidays.

We will be at the Chickadee Holiday Bazaar in Barnum at the Chickadee Coffeehouse and Deli(3691 Alan Syverson Drive) from 9am to 2pm with an assortment of cash and carry items for your holiday gift giving needs. Treat your friends and family to some of our hand crafted merchandise and treat yourself to some delicious Chickadee sandwiches and coffee!

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Two shows this weekend!

Greetings all,

HBI is participating in two shows this Saturday (December 3rd):

  • Sven and Cole will be at TJ's CristKindl Market in Mahtowa from 10-2ish. 
  • Chad and Brit will be at a new venue in Duluth hosted by the Renegade Crafter's Collective at The Encounter Youth Center Holiday Craft Show located at 201 E 1st Street. Hours are 9am to 4pm.

    The holidays will be here before you know it! Let us help you with your holiday gift shopping.

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving from HBI; check us out on Saturday

Greetings all!

We hope everyone has a happy, Turkey Day full of delicious food, good friends and family.

Here at HBI we are looking forward to the opportunity to give thanks to all our customers and show sponsors who made 2016 such a great year.  But the year isn't over yet!

Please come check us out Saturday, November 26 at a new venue for HBI!  We will be at a craft show sponsored by the Renegade Crafters Collective at the Belgian Club in Superior.  Chad and Sven have been working hard to beef up stock on unique holiday gift items of a quality you just don't get at department stores. 

The Belgian Club is located at 3931 E 2nd Street in Superior, WI.  
Hours are approximately 9am to 4pm. 

 Hope to see you there!