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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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Two Tiered Side Table

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

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Evolution of a Foot

A little adventure in design: One of our little projects in Berlin has been figuring out how to forge a foot. One of Henni’s friends is making a chest for the final project in his woodworking apprenticeship. He’s been inspired … 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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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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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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Journeyman Restaurant Sign

The Journeyman restaurant sign was this summer’s big project. I was honored to be asked by Tse Wei Lim and Diana Kudajarova to design and build a sign hanger for their new restaurant. I can’t wait to eat there. I’m … Continue reading

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Black Jack Battleground design workshop

The workshop took place at Walt Hunt’s shop in Lawrence, Kansas. All told, there were probably about fifteen of us, including four youth from a program called Van Go, a guy from Texas, a guy from Winnipeg, Canada, and myself. … Continue reading

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Kansas

Boy howdy the adventures I’ve had in Kansas! The first time I drove through in a truck that spun out in an ice storm on the Colorado side of the border… on I-70. The second time was with a circus … Continue reading

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Black Jack Battle Gate

“Join us in Lawrence, KS, the weekend of Oct” 9-10 for a hands-on design workshop with Master Blacksmiths from Britain, Terrence Clark and Peter Parkinson. Under the guidance of these two experts, participants will design a decorative entrance gate for … Continue reading

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