Author Archives: Jacob

Trestle Table Base

Here’s a trestle table base I did in May. The live-edge top was provided by Jonathan Kelsey of JK Custom Woodworking.

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Honorary Degree Awards

I was recently commissioned by Hampshire College to make these awards for Chuck & Polly Longsworth. Chuck was the second president of Hampshire, in 1971, and the college decided to honor him and his wife with these. I made two … Continue reading

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Set Design for SEED by Chris Perry

I was set designer and prop master for the short film “SEED” directed and produced by Chris Perry of Bit Films. It’s moving into post production, but here’s some press and photos. We filmed it in the amazing Wauregan Building in … Continue reading

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Two Tiered Side Table

I made this table in January, and I’m finally getting around to posting the photos.

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Armillary Beehive

Armillary Beehive, 2012 Stainless Steel & Bronze This is a sculpture for a beekeeper. Left side Left side closeup Right side Right side closeup Backside Backside closeup The ‘studio.’ I did shoot it on white, but I haven’t gone through … Continue reading

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Bird Railing

Last week, I finished the final piece of this railing for a client in Somerville. I’m really proud of it. We started the design in June, and I began forging in July. Three months later, here it is: Approaching the … Continue reading

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Article in the Melrose Free Press

I was featured this past week in an article from the paper in my hometown. The link is here, and a video is here.

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Rain Funnels, Brookline, MA

Here’s some photos of rain funnels to replace a copper downspout on a house in Brookline, MA. This was installed last month. The rain makes a great sound and looks awesome as it falls through the funnels.

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Grille installed in Wellesley, MA

Here’s a grille that I installed in Wellesley this past week. Detail

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Self Employment because there’s no other option

It’s hard to get hired as a blacksmith. When I came back from Europe, I didn’t quite have the skills to be useful to someone else (they wouldn’t have paid enough for me to get by anyway), but I didn’t … Continue reading

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Forging the Chandelier

Here’s more photos of working on the chandelier. This is the first joint in protruding from the hub had to be fit into the socket in the hub on one end and upset on the other. The sockets were 1-5/8″ … Continue reading

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