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Maliq & The Crucible’s Apprentice Program

I was asked last summer if I was interested in being a mentor in the Crucible’s emerging apprentice program. I agreed and have since been fostering four, smart, and talented young people as they develop a skill set designed to … Continue reading

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Monica Coyne – Blacksmith

Monica Coyne Artist Blacksmith from Rob Genolio on Vimeo. I’ve never met Monica Coyne, but I sure like what she has to say about iron and blacksmithing. -Stay Tuned   Sharing Is Caring

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Marine Fabrication In Alaska

I just finished my second season working as a marine welder / fabricator in Kodiak Alaska. Most of the Alaskan salmon fishing fleet moors their boats here because the gulf of Ak. is relatively mild compared to the coast north … Continue reading

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Lost & Foundry – Open House

The Lost & Foundry Gallery is hosting another show / open house this Feb 26th 4-8-pm New work from the current residents of the studio will be on exhibit in the gallery space as well as open studios throughout the … Continue reading

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Custom Calipers Case

I got these calipers years ago while clearing out the basement of an old farm house in Buxton Maine. Some friends and I were hired to clean the space which had been converted into a pretty stunning workshop by the … Continue reading

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African Blacksmiths

Ok, so you think standing in front of a hot fire, holding a 2000 degree piece of iron, and swinging a large hammer all day is hard work? Try doing it without safety glasses, ear plugs, gloves, or even pants … Continue reading

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Tuning Forks

     If you have been reading my blog, then you would know about my Tones piece and how I have been exploring the world of sound with a series of vibrating stings. In that exploration I was naturally drawn to … Continue reading

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David Ponsler Is A Blacksmith

I especially like what David Ponsler has to say about the challenges of blacksmithing in this short, but sweet film by Joe Karably. “There isn’t much time for anything else.” Ain’t that the truth bro. -Stay Tuned Sharing Is Caring

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Cog & Chain Progress

Cog Template – Video Maker Ok, so the cog & chain that I posted about last week has been sitting on my floor ever since. In that time it has been whispering to me what it wants to become and … Continue reading

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Cog & Chain

    I don’t remember which I found first, the massive cog or the 6′ of burly chain, but the day I found that they mesh I was happier than a pigeon with a french fry. Sadly, that excitement was … Continue reading

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