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My Favorite Hammer

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My Favorite Hammer

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...

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Creating a Gift Set

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Creating a Gift Set

A piece of handcrafted work is always a nice present, but creating a gift set makes it even more personalized.  When you choose two gifts to go together it gives you the opportunity to choose just what suits to the personality of your recipient. The Good Measure Shot Glass makes a great gift for the man or woman in your life.  Add a nip of a favorite libation.  In this case we have chosen Tito's Handcrafted Vodka to go with our Good Measure Copper and Silver Shot Glass because it is the perfect handmade accent to a handmade gift. Join us in the studio...

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Forging on the River

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Forging on the River

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...

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A Hand Written Notes

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A Hand Written Notes

Are handwritten note a thing of the past?  Surely it is easier to just dash off an email or send an emoji on one of the social media platforms. Remember your excitement when you find a handwritten note in your mailbox.  When someone has taken time to choose just the right gift for you, a hand written note is the best way to express your gratitude.  A handwritten congratulations makes a wonderful keepsake when you include a newspaper clipping of an honor received. A a wee dram helps you slow down and think of exactly the right thing to say.  You...

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Measure Your Day

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Measure Your Day

Loose tea seems to give more of a fresh flavor when you brew a cup.  This particular tea has some hibiscus in it so it gives you a pink tone to the tea. Tea making is a full ceremony in some places and we add a bit of that ceremony to your own tea service with a copper hibiscus flower tea measuring spoon.  The steeping of the tea after you add tea to the water gives you a few minutes to slow down and savor the moment.   You can shop for your own tea measuring spoon  in our online store. Join us in the studio...

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