My interest in blacksmithing started with a desire to learn how to forge knives from chunks of old steel. One of the things I love about blacksmithing is that the skills you acquire in that art come in extremely handy for all kinds of things that most people wouldn’t have the werewithal to attempt. The […]
Category: Fun stuff
Forged veggie chopper from reclaimed truck steel
One day while walking to the corner grocer, I found a chunk of leaf-spring on the side of the road. It must have fallen off of a passing car or truck. Being a knife-maker, I knew it would be 5160 steel and makes excellent knives. I took it back to my forge, heated it up […]
Your morning laugh
It’s been too hot to take anything seriously the past week. And if you are like me, you need a cup of motivation to get going in the morning. Coffee lovers will appreciate the humour. I hope it brings a smile to your face.
Quarantine is a drag…
I’m glad I have a hobby that is fun and interesting, because this social isolation is really starting to get on my nerves. But I try not to complain, the pandemic could have been worse – just ask Will Smith.
Fun Fridays – what makes for a happy marriage?
I like making up humorous posts when I’m up early with a coffee, when it’s still too early in the morning to start hammering on steel…at least, not if I don’t want to wake up the whole neighbourhood. And I like most of my neighbours, so I try to keep the peace. Here’s something I […]