Blacksmithing has received a lot of attention in recent years. Largely due to the show Forged in Fire. It’s helped bring this largely niche hobby and profession to the limelight and may even be the reason you’re here. I will state that bladesmithing (IE: Forged in Fire) and traditional blacksmithing… Read More »So You Want to Start Blacksmithing and Not Sure Where to Start?
Years ago I got a Wagner paint sprayer for Christmas and it has been a godsend. I wanted one for a set of coffee tables I needed to paint and clear coat at the time. Since, I’ve used my Wagner countless times for various projects and every time I’ve been… Read More »How to Use a Wagner Paint Sprayer – It’s Easy for Beginners
Like any sane person, I like pizza. My wife loves pizza – maybe an unhealthy amount, but that’s neither here nor there! Anyway, I saw a video on YouTube for making your own brick oven for pizza and I knew I had to try it. I have the space for… Read More »Easy DIY Outdoor Brick Oven for Pizza for Under $50
My wife needed some standing container gardens and I was going to start building them from wood like most people do. I then stumbled upon someone selling 55 gallon drum barrels that were food grade and already cut in half; perfect to be used for a container garden. For the… Read More »How to Build a Standing Container Garden with Food Grade Barrels
I want to talk about the adjustable standing desk I built. Now, I say built and that’s a bit of an overstatement. I didn’t build the mechanics for the desk, those I bought, but I did build the top for the desk to save money and that’s what I wanted… Read More »How to Easily Build an Adjustable Standing Desk Cheaply
Like most people I have used a variety of different sealers over the years. Honestly, I find the process a chore having to brush on a thin layer of polyurethane without brush marks or bubbles, then sanding it and re-coating it. It’s downright difficult at times. I’ve seen Minwax’s Wipe-On… Read More »Minwax Wipe-On Poly Review & Thoughts for Woodworking
I wanted to do a little showcase for the things I’ve made lately and show you what occupies my free time these days. These items were Christmas presents and with varying degrees of success. I’m very much a novice blacksmith at this point and my woodworking skills are moderate at… Read More »Homemade Christmas Gifts with Woodworking & Blacksmithing