Nailed It!

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Last week was full of forging corner posts for our Stanley park railings. The corner posts are made to look like large, old fashion nails. They stand just over four feet tall. Each post weighs over 60lbs and has proven to be very physically exhausting to make! Forging each nail gives individual texture and character which ties into the whole …

Stanley Park Horses

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This is a project that has been on the go for a good while now, but I just haven’t had the time to update with whats what. The design is based off of things related to horses, like horse shoes, horse nails and such. These railings¬†make lanes where the horses of Stanley park await their passengers to¬†tour them around the …

The Lathe

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Being a blacksmith is not always about forging really cool things, sometimes (actually most of the time) you have to be able to wear multiple different hats at the drop of a hat! This past week I set the time aside to go through and give a freshen up to the lathe. The Lathe is not a lead role in …

Vintage Industrial Wall Lights

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I had the opportunity to design and build wall lights on the same theme as the spiral stair case and chandelier that I did last year – which were also a vintage industrial theme. It was a fun process to come up with these designs. Sometimes with projects as you go through the progress of designing and talking with the …

Chandelier

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It started with, it had to be large, big in fact! This is something I like the sounds of! Working with my client, we dreamed up and designed a chandelier that first, had to fill the room – 26 feet high ceiling, so this was obviously going to have to be big! Secondly, it had to fit in with the …

Back Blogging

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Wow its been so busy for the last four months I haven’t even had time sit down and show whats been going on! Its been so long, I forgot how to log on and write a blog… The last four months have been intense and some times just a tad bit crazy! But I am grateful and thankful for the …

Spiral Stairs Done!

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With all the parts awaiting installation of the spiral stairs at the start of last week, we had a busy past week putting everything together. The first step was to figure out exactly where to cut the hole in the floor. Being a blacksmith we usually do everything the old school way, but sometimes you have to take a step …

Ready Set Go!

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The shop is empty. Literally… except for our big equipment: power hammer, mill, lathe! This week Forgeworks will be installing the spiral staircase. Installing any project can be tricky, as you have to be careful and methodical about doing it, but installing big stairways in an already completed house, is definitely challenging! We’ll keep you updated on our progress – …

Splitting Mauls

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I love making tools! Fun to build and rewarding when you get to use your own, hand-crafted tools. With the design and test-runs figured out, Forgeworks was in the shop making a couple 10 lb, hand forged splitting mauls. These are big, heavy mauls!! We used top quality 4140 steel and hand carved the handle from hickory wood to fit …