Since July, I've been taking blacksmithing classes with the Fiddler's Grove Blacksmiths Association. I have an interest in traditional woodworking, but the only way to obtain many of the tools for it outside of antique shops is to forge them yourself. As Carl Sagan once said, "If you wish to make apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe."

Here are some pictures of the shop, and two of my recent projects: a letter opener and a hot dog fork.

Anvil 1 Shop 2 Fire 3 Hot dog fork head 4 Hot dog fork 5 Letter opener 6 Letter opener