Some of you dear readers know or have guessed, my interest and pursuit of historic things is more than skin deep. I like to recreate, in both uses of the word. “To impart fresh life” is one of the definitions of the word. I have been making another shield. My wife asks me from timeContinue reading “Shield”

Hearth- Chapter 1

I am writing this early, in preparation for Friday. I have already done some fill work on the new hearth for the smithy. So as it goes along I will add to this until it is done. Hence, “Chapter 1” in the title. Really it is more chapter two, but we will call what hasContinue reading “Hearth- Chapter 1”


Thank you dear readers, for being patient. It has been an eventful winter. Spring is shaping up to be even more eventful. The shop has been re-tooled somewhat, and the process is ongoing. Our side business has now become our full-time endeavor. Martens’ and Sons LLC is now licensed and operating. We have had someContinue reading “Springing”