Category Archives: Project

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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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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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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Chandelier installed

For my 25th birthday, I built my own forge. For my 26th birthday, I got to install my first chandelier! A hearty thanks to my awesome clients and my amazing partner, without whom this amazing collaboration wouldn’t be possible. I … Continue reading

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Working Montage

With the healthily established pattern of feverishly posting for a few days and then falling off the face of the planet for months at a time, I think we’re about due for another round. Remember the chandelier project? When last … Continue reading

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A few answers to Mokume Gane question

On my Mokume Gane tutorial I have received a few comments and questions in the last few weeks. I am finally getting around to addressing them — sorry folks for the delay! I’ve been a bit overwhelmed with other work. … Continue reading

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Getting Real

So the client said yes to the giant chandelier that I proposed! That’s so cool, but the question is… what next? How do you even begin to tackle a project like this? During the design phase, I worked out a … Continue reading

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From design to… design.

Last time, I talked about the concept stage of a large chandelier project. The next step was to meet with the client and actually see the space. They are remodeling their dining room, and they are hoping for this chandelier … Continue reading

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A large, conceptual chandelier

Yesterday¬†was my first day back in the shop from traveling to Germany and Italy for three weeks. I attended the Biennale Europa D’Arte Fabbrile in Stia, Italy. Henriette and I traveled there with a few other blacksmiths, and it was … Continue reading

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Sign Restoration part 1

About a month and a half back, I was asked to help restore an old sign frame from a historic building undergoing renovation. It’s a decent sized piece. I’ll do a few photo-posts about the process of restoring it. Here’s … Continue reading

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In June, I forged a charming group…

Hey, sorry I have been really slow to make new posts! It’s quite embarrassing to have this public journal that people comment on, but not write in it. I have this problem that when I sit down at the computer … Continue reading

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