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Smoked Tallow

Over the spring we welcomed our fourth baby at home. During recovery I knew my body needed high protein and organ meats to provide as much nutrition as possible. I made hamburgers with a mix of beef liver and ground beef. I also bought two ribeyes cut at 1.5 inches. I underestimated the size of…

Springing – Fourth annum

This article is one of those which is general, rather than topical. I did this last springing. So I will share some projects and doodles with you. I do not remember how I wrote that last article, but I will give you an update as best I can. I get stuck inside each spring moon…

Anvil post

The tree we felled was cut into logs. One of these logs I cut down to about four or five feet. I had planned for some time to use it for my anvil. So using waste motor oil we saved from oil changes, I treated the timber. I stand the timber in a five gallon…


Painting shields is like ketchup and fries. You can have them plain, but together they are more satisfying. The shield seen in the earlier article complete, I played with different paints on the face. I started with tempera, which is made with pigment and the liquid from the yolk of an egg.


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A father, husband and smith. My wife Alexandrea stays married to me despite a kitchen floor littered with wood shavings.

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