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.

Monday, July 16, 2018

I haven't been a total slacker since the last post

A customers damascus skinner with snakewood scales

A little skinner with G10 scales

Some strikers ready for sale

Sunday, June 17, 2018

BIG NEWS!!!! Tune into Forged in Fire this Tuesday June 19th 2018 to see Chad doing his thing on national TV

Big Chad who was my apprentice is going to be appearing on the season 5 episode 16 titled Bagh Nakh
Since the filming Chad has got his own maker's mark and has been turning out quality blades of his own.  We work together whenever we get the chance. He was over to shop yesterday for several hours. We are planning on doing alot more damascus blade collaboration.
Chad's maker's mark