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One of My Favorite Things
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Some days are good chasing days and some are not. Today was a good day. The lines weren't jagged and my hands were in good shape to work. Every texture mark you see in this image is made by a single hammer blow on a chasing tool. The heavier lines are chased in by moving the tool and hammering as it moves. The hammer blows and tool movement is coordinated so we have no jagged or depth variation in the lines. We all have something we particularly like to do. I love chasing in lines and laying the texture into...
My Favorite Hammer
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Some of you may have seen pictures of my beautiful chasing hammer over the years. I call it Princess and have used it nearly every day for 6 years and it developed a crack in the handle. I was horrified. If you have seen our website or social media over the years you may have seen my beautiful hammer handle. It is Osage Orange - sometimes called Bodark. It is extremely hard - so hard that when a fence post is set, it is usually set green because the staples won't go in. My new handle is as beautiful as the old...
Forging on the River
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We have frequent requests for donation of our work and usually we will make a donation of money instead for several reason, but we are honored to use our metal work to support the Metal Museum in their mission to "The mission of the Metal Museum is to preserve, promote, and advance the art and craft of fine metalwork." From their beautiful campus on the cliff over the Mississippi River they tell the story of metalwork and metal workers with exhibitions, classes and special events throughout the year. We want to help them tell this story. We are happy to donate one of our...
It's Candy Corn Season
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I Will Miss the Tomatoes
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