Tag Archives: blacksmithing

Scrolls

I found this video earlier today while cleaning out an old hard drive. This scroll, along with the several others I bent that day, eventually found themselves in a set of window grills that I made for a client in … Continue reading

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Shop Tools

Bending Forks – Video Maker Sometimes a job comes along that requires a tool that I don’t have. Sometimes that tool is specific in such a way that might make it hard to find and buy. Lucky for me, blacksmithing … Continue reading

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!!!METAL!!!

Daniel Hopper is currently making a set of very cool chandeliers, and I am happy to be helping him with this project. Here I am forging a bunch of smaller elements which will be added to the rough form that … Continue reading

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Daniel Hopper Designs

Recently, I have been helping my friend and fellow blacksmith Daniel Hopper (maker of the internet famous octotpus chandelier) with another,  larger chandelier project. These pieces are forged pipe that have been bent in a press to follow the armature on the … Continue reading

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2″ Framing Slick – Instructable

I recently began creating Instructables which you can see on, you guessed it, Instructables.com. Check out my most recent one where I go through the steps of how I made a 2″ timber framing slick. -Stay Tuned Sharing Is Caring

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Anvil Stand

Every shop needs an anvil. That is all. -Stay Tuned Sharing Is Caring

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1st Sinking Of The Zeppelin

I was recently commissioned to make a chandelier in the shape of a zeppelin. The client is quite knowledgeable about the old airships and gave me a lot of source material to look at while I worked out a design. … Continue reading

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Farewell Little Giant.

A few years ago I was handed a scrap of paper with a phone number on it and told to inquire about a power hammer. I am a metalsmith. I teach blacksmithing at the Crucible in Oakland. A power hammer … Continue reading

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Gothic Gates

I participated in the forging, forming and fabrication of these gates while working as an assistent to the blacksmith Peter Hapney. They now stand in the doorways of St. Thomas Church, 1 W 53rd St  New York, NY (directly adjacent to the … Continue reading

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Scrolls For A Set Of Architectural Security Grills

I recently started a private commission for two architectural security grills. These will protect a set of rectangular windows that flank a fireplace in the client’s living room. Since the windows face out to a shallow passage on the side … Continue reading

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