Thursday, April 19, 2012

Photo Shoot

After finishing the tree project around 3:00 today, I decided to call it a day, and play around with the camera, so here are some photo's I took.

Tree Project

Hey yall,

I know it has been a while since I have done a blog post, but it is because I have been busy, but instead of telling what all I have been doing, I will save that for the video blog I made today, just got to edit it later.
 I will though show you the latest creation from the shop, I call it "Front Yard Swing", it stands about 3 feet tall, let me know what yall think.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

What a Day

The other day was a wild one.
 First I had to get up a 5:30, do chores, and then leave the house at 7:00 for Bowling Green. I had to be at the dentist's office a few minutes before 8:00.
 I figured it would take me close to an hour to get from the house, to the dentist, but at that time of the morning, there was very little traffic. So I was there at 7:18, and there wasn't any one there yet, so I just sat around and waited. By this time I was getting hungry, for I didn't eat breakfast since I didn't want to get a bunch of food in my teeth, I didn't even get a single cup of coffee. :(
 After waiting for about 45 minutes, I was finally in the chair getting the works, and after 20 minutes of intense cleaning, I was on my way back home. There was just on bad thing, after leaving, I had a tooth ache!!!!!!!!! I think it was from when the nurse did the flossing, it was a little ruff. OH well LOL
 Before going home, I stopped by Minit-Mart for a health breakfast.
Pizza roll, with dipping sauce

And a 44oz Pepsi, a breakfast fit for a king... or blacksmith :)
Finally getting back home, I opened up the blacksmith shop for the day, and got to work. First off, I made my self a table to set some tools on next to the anvil.

 After getting the table put together, I finally fired up the forge!!!! Wanting to try some  new products, so I made a leaf, and bird key fob.
 During lunch I watched a youtube video on how t make a horse head, and I had the idea on using the horse head for a wall mounted hook.
This is the first horse head I have ever made!!! what do ya think?

It now hangs in the office, in use for holding my blacksmithing apron.
 So all in all it was a good day....... all except the tooth ache. LOL Today I worked on some "bigger" projects in the shop, but I don't have any photo's of it yet.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Stuff made in the shop

Hey yall,

Well since I have finished my forge, I have been working all day for several day's,  mostly I have been practicing techniques, but I have made several pieces.   "Photo's?" you ask, well here they are.

Heart shaped hook

Leaf key chain

split cross

Rail Road Spike Tomahawk
After making that tomahawk, I couldn't resist throwing it at a tree, and the first time, it stuck!!!!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Forging with a friend

Well yesterday my good friend Dave Custer came over to try out my new masonry forge, and shoot a video about the history of blacksmithing and a demonstration.

Here are some photo's

& here is the video