Monthly Archives: September 2010

Martin’s Railing (i)

This post is the start of a series that will detail the process oriented nature of my work. I’ll start at the beginning of a project, and write about my progress. Hopefully I’ll post at least one of these a … Continue reading

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New Etsy Items — Rings

I’ve put two rings on Etsy. Rustic Spiral steel ring Stainless Steel Spiral Thumb Ring

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Pace

One of the more important things I’m learning about being self-employed is how to pace myself — or at least the need to pace myself. I’ve been working as much as possible for the past two months to push slow … Continue reading

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Early mornings in the shop

Yesterday morning was idyllic. The sunlight hit the shop at this most slight angle. It was 8:30 AM. I managed to grab this shot of the Journeyman Restaurant sign. Our forge had captured a small bit of sunlight. You can … Continue reading

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Getting out of the shop

There’s something incredibly energizing about getting out of the shop and spending a weekend with a few score other blacksmiths. I mostly work by myself. I rent the workshop with Ben Westbrook of BMW Ironworks, but we have our own … Continue reading

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New England Blacksmiths’ Fall Meet

This past weekend I attended the New England Blacksmiths’ Fall Meet. It was really great! I got to watch Mark Aspery demonstrate for two days. I’ll post some of what he said at some later point — I took nearly … Continue reading

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Labor Day!

Happy Labor Day! It’s pretty much the beginning of fall now. School is starting, kids are moving into college across the street. The pace of life is going to change slightly. I think the change is welcome, but I was … Continue reading

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I love what I do

I love what I do. I think that’s obvious when you look at my work and the amount of energy that I bring to it. Blacksmithing is creative, active, and rewarding. I get to work with my hands and my … Continue reading

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