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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 gallonContinue reading “Anvil post”


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.

The Tree

The tree pictured above was a short sapling when my wife took over this house. When I came it was a tall bush. Over a year or two it shot skyward. The house was empty for a long while. When our new neighbors moved in, the tree worried them. It had never worried me before.Continue reading “The Tree”


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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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