Tuesday, May 31, 2011

custom gate for a mountain property with copper carriage lanterns  

2 pound coffee can burns-o-matic forge

Friday, May 27, 2011

copper water feature in winter

top of custom arbor



Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Barn hinges, handles and Kane bolt

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

some of the items I have made

custom copper gate lantern
copper fountain bottom 65"dia. top 56" dia.
hand forged sink 12" x 22" x 6" deep
copper and forged iron handle ladle
raised copper mug

copper wind activated articulating tail
forged roses 
 powder coated aluminum arbor

Sunday, May 15, 2011

I'd like to introduce myself and my craft.

I have been working as a Blacksmith since 1996 and before that I was a master cabinet maker. I needed carving chisels for some classical wood carving commission and found that I needed a number of new chisels at $35 each all my profit would be put into them. I had always been intrigued with a cousin that learned his trade as a blacksmith on a whaling ship out of Glasgow Scotland in the early 1900's. I remember watching him forge a miniature anvil out of a piece of rail. I found a blacksmith in Port Townsend, WA who was giving a 2 day seminar and signed up. I made one chisel in the 2 day class and 2 more for a friend 10 years later. I have been smithing ever since that 2 day seminar.