New forge and cool projects..

With the onset of Hurricane Florence, I didn’t get the opportunity to tell you all about the new addition to the shop. A brand new beast of a gas forge!

My old one (still usable for appropriate projects) does pretty well, but it does sometimes take a while to properly heat the thicker pieces and to get up to welding temp. Well this new one is insulated to the nines and is sporting 3 burners…still very fuel efficient though.

Here is a little peek of it in action.

As Jerry Reed said “when yo hot, you hot!”

As for projects, Maria and I have a fall festival to bend at on November 10. We will be at Taylor’s Blueberry Farm near Winnable NC. Yes, it is the Marine Corps birthday, but duty calls. We will be selling our items (tie dye is always a big hit), and I will bring the forge, anvil, etc and will be smithing onsite. It should be a whole lot of fun.

Knife orders from people at work are starting to trickle in for Christmas.

I also got a commission to create a big ole Bowie knife to be raffled off for the up coming, local Fraternal Order of Police conference. This is what I’ve got so far for that one. I still need to build a display though.

I’ve still got some sanding and finish work on the handle, but its getting there.

I’ve got a tomahawk order that I’m working on as well and I will have some photos of that soon.

We hope you all have a great week.

Chad

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