I'm planning on setting up a Smithy on Denman Island. Oli has built a little shelter that I have to put some walls on, and I am slowly collecting parts for my forge, and tools. Soon enough, I'll be making stuff again.
Here are a few pictures of my metal work.
This was my second year "shelf bracket" project, and is my favorite piece. As you can see, I was not going to settle for making a standard, L-shaped bracket.
This was the first thing I ever made. It was a sample piece - we were to try a bunch of different techniques like leaf making, twisting, whole punching and basket making on one project.
We had to do a production line and this is what I made. It's a guitar hook. I thought I was being original, but many other blacksmiths have done guitar hooks.
Christmas present for my folks. 2005.
Another guitar hook. A little tricky to get your guitar in this one.
This is a pair of bronze candle holder I made. They are cast, not forged. I won't be doing much more casting in my life. It's a huge pain and an even huger expense.
A bronze bell