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The workshop, it lives (and so does my side-blast forge)!

As of last Friday, my forge is working! It took 60 hours and then some to get the forge built and running — including several hours of driving to get coal and sand and a new blower (long story). At … Continue reading

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Shop Progress

I want to share with you some of my shop progress! This all happened over a week ago, but I went to Virginia to work with my friend Brad Robinson on some stuff at his shop, so I didn’t have … Continue reading

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Exciting news from this little smithy!

Some of you may have heard the good news! I signed a lease on my very own workshop space — I move into an eccentric little garage bay in Belchertown, MA on February 1st. The new shop is right down … 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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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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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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