Old Dog New Tricks

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I’ve recently been, once again, convicted to push harder on marketing and promoting what I do, and one of the avenues of this is to have better and more photographs. I was looking at, hiring somebody professional to come in and shoot finished projects, along with additional footage at the shop. But the ingrained cheap Mennonite in me said, “Hey if …

The bilingual language of blacksmithing

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Yesterday I had the opportunity to have a young traveling blacksmith work with us at the shop. It’s a bit of a story as to how he got to us and why it was only for one day, but that’s for another day. John Baptist. He has been working as a blacksmith 8 hrs a day since he was 15 years …

Spinning Bowls

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As a creative person, your mind is always on the scan for gathering information from your surroundings and then taking this information and formulating it into ideas and concepts. Some ideas only progress a little and are soon discovered to be a brain rabbit trail. Others tumble around and get pushed to the back burner or get lost. Until one …

Straight from the brass

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As a blacksmith, we work with steel as our preferred choice of material, but sometimes it’s a good exercise to mix it up alittle, and thats exactly what we’ve been given with our current project. The project on the go right now is to make bins that will be going beside our railings in Stanley park! But not just anything will …

The New Old Forge

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The forge. This is the heart of a blacksmith shop, where the steel is heated until it arrives at a semi-molten clay-like consistency. At this point, the blacksmith takes the now hot steel out of the fire and squeezes and bends it into the desired shape.  As it turns out, not all forges are the same, there are gas forges that …

No Ordinary Door Handle

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Not too long ago I was asked by one of our clients if I would be interested in designing some handles for their fridge, and of course, I jumped on the opportunity because I knew that no ordinary handle would do for this fridge! From the outside, this fridge looks like an old worn door that you would see in …

Range Hood

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A little while back, some clients asked if I would like to build a range hood for their new kitchen, and of course I said yes! Range hoods add so much to kitchens, whether it be a design with contemporary lines or, as we built for our client this time, a subtle steampunk design. Their always a great project! Range hoods …

Final Fit

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The old saying is measure three times, cut once and it rings true every time you stick to it. But try to make short cuts and get by without doing the extra checking and it always comes back to haunt you! We’ve spent a lot of time going over every detail of these railings for Stanley Park, but just before …

Its Just Too Emotional

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  With every project, you go through various stages of emotions towards it. At the beginning you are always all fired up and can’t wait to get cracking at a new project. Then as the days progress into weeks, emotions can flip back and forth, sometimes at the drop of the hat. But as it all comes together, and you …

Real blacksmith

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When you tell people you are a blacksmith, they assume two things. First, you should be 300 + lbs and look like a gorilla, and secondly that you make horse shoes. Neither of these really have worked for me. My physique is just not the gorilla type, and as for horses and horse shoes, I gave that up along time ago. …