Here we go again, another lockdown! In the province where I live, Ontario, the government has just issued a new round of emergency stay-at-home orders. Among other things, indoor dining at restaurants is completely banned and indoor gatherings severely restricted. Covid infection rates are surging and hospitals are at the breaking point all across the […]
2020 has been a year for learning new hobbies and skills as we find ways to stay sane during the pandemic. We are never too old or too young to try something new. My 8-year old grandson loves hammering on hot steel. This weekend he was down for American Thanksgiving and we had a lot […]
I’ve talked about hobbies in quarantine in a few previous posts. Having a hobby during the pandemic is important to staying sane and getting into knife making doesn’t have to be expensive. It has a very low cost entry point – one of its distinct advantages. The other distinct advantage is that it is one […]
I happened to be cleaning my shop the other day and found this ugly old thing… It’s the first knife I ever made, forged from an old lawn mower blade. I don’t think it could have been any uglier if I’d planned it that way, but at the time I was pretty excited – not […]
This year has been one for the history books, as the entire world has been in lockdown and millions of people around the planet are in some form of self-isolation. I haven’t seen friends or family in weeks. My wife and I don’t have any kids at home – they’ve all grown and left the […]
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.