Tuesday, May 7, 2019

A late start to my season in the northland

I've had to journey to the land of dust and wind and wind and dust to help out around my families homestead.  Dad had fractured some vertebrae and was waiting to get in for surgery.  While that was going on I needed to feed critters and do late winter/spring chores because of the restrictions put on him by the doctors.  Usually this in the time of year I get ready for my spring shows.   
There aren't many trees in KS
 and trees like this will make you happy about that

Dogs and horses and a mule oh my!

Getting ready to bush hog the pasture.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Working on some new products for the spring

There should be some horse head key fobs and bottle openers at the spring shows if all goes well.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

Have a Cool Yule and a merry Christmas

Eat too much and enjoy friends and family this season.   See y'all in the spring!

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Been getting ready for winter.

There has been a plethora of projects that has been taking up my time.  Only a few have been involving the forge.   There has been a lot of clean up of accumulated debris.  Three pick up loads have made it to the dump. 
 There has been progress made on the small foundry project.  The burner parts have all arrived and are awaiting finishing touches.  Crucible tongs are on the agenda along with making some green sand forms for upcoming projects.  There is a pile of knives awaiting handles and sheaths.  
Shingles for the roof on the sauna have been located and are awaiting p/u.  I'm hoping to get that done before the snow falls. 
The girls enjoying soft grass and some shade on a hot day
 There is a four wheeler that I'm waiting for the  paperwork on and once it's in my possession then there is a couple of days of changing fluids and repair to get it ready for winter and snowplow duty. 

A throwing axe ready for delivery

An Arkansas toothpick in progress.  It may be going to live in Texas.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Enjoy the weekend!!

It was a particularly lovely day today so I sat out and enjoyed a pipe and a tasty beverage while I watched the sun go down.

A chef knife and matching paring knife. 1095 steel with snakewood handles
I got a big order completed so it was a good to time to relax.  
This is the last weekend for the Moose lake show til next spring.  I have a few show upcoming this fall and I'll keep y'all posted on that.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Fun with handles July 2018

These are all going to the same person.
I've going through epoxy and handle material like nobody's business.  The problem with making mass quantities of blades is that they
will then need handles.  It's not my favorite part of the process but it is a critical one.  The knife/human interface can make or break a knife.  A great blade with an ill fitted or uncomfortable handle is an unpleasant experience at best.

Camo G10 scales for this little paring knife

My new EDC blade.  1095 with black,tan and white G10 with a red spacer.

This is one of the first blades to get Mr Chad's new maker's mark.

I think I'd like a brighter more bold red if I was to do this again

Some random summer flowers around the farm.