Friday, October 31, 2014

Cloak Pins--One is GOT Maester style

Left to right A classic simple viking style cloak pin for a light cloak, my proto type maester pin and my new to me hammer a neighbor dropped off  that I reground, polished and put a new handle on.  It was christened on the cloak pins.

Monday, October 27, 2014

We/I'll be at the craft fair at the Armory in Cloquet this Friday and Saturday

I hope we we see some local friends there, make some good sales and have a wonderful time making some new friends.
I'll be in the shop this afternoon making props so members of the GENPOP will know what some of the products are used for.  It is amazing the amount of people who have reached middle age and have never cooked over an open fire.  Does anybody have a spare rubber chicken to loan me for a prop on the roasting spit?

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Some times youtube does have useful stuff. I learned a cheap(yay!) and simple (double yay!!) way to do steel etching

I'm very pleased with the results.  Salt, vinegar and some DC electricity and away we go.

I you want to give it a whirl

Here is some pots I've thrown.


The first batch of liberty strikers!

Kent, this post is for you.

I made a special striker for fun. "Liberty strikes back" is electro etched into body.

I have started a fire with each one of the strikers.  So if you are having trouble getting a fire going you can't blame the striker.  I left the bottom five oil coated from the quench.  It helps prevent rust.  Let me know what you think.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Portable Holes

For Our Dearest Friend,  The Good Lady Ross:
I present the Portable Hole MK II no mod
1/2in hot roll square steel body
1/4in thick 2in dia rings welded to the body

Thursday, October 2, 2014

Welcome to Hunchback Ironworks!

Check out the HBI booth at the Rutledge Garden Club Craft Fair, in Rutledge, Minnesota on Saturday, October 4, 2014.

On sale:

Assorted hand forged campfire tripods, cooking grates, barbeque spits, fire pokers, lid lifters, hooks, hinges, plant hangers, hand thrown ceramic pots and more!