Ramblings of a Blacksmith in the Woods, Water Oak Forge
- Available Knives
- blade show
- BOC Mod I
- BOC Mod II
- Bottle Openers
- Cap Maulers
- Chicken Guy
- DIY Shop
- doodle trail
- first knife
- forging press
- hand tools
- Man Skills
- Shot Show
- sitting in trees
- Smoke Wagons
- tool and effect
- tool steel
- tools to make tools
- trail cam
- upstate south carolina
Smoked Peppers, Hammers and Knives!
I am loving this fall weather. Night in the 50-60's and the days are hanging around in the low 80's. It has made being in the shop so much more comfortable. The forge heats it up a bit, but being able to step outside for a break is fantastic. The name of the game right now is knives, peppers and hammers!
The knives get bigger, tools being forged and hammers!
I have been putting in serious hours in the shop, as hunting season is rapidly approaching. The weather has changed here from hot, humid and rainy to nice cooler and dry days. Need to get my self in gear for fall and winter as it is right around the corner. Wrapping up some knife orders and adding the long awaited blacksmithing tools to the site have been the main focus the past few weeks. Hence, the lack of a blog post in over two weeks.
Forged tools, Knife No. 99, 100 and beyond!
The summer heat is beginning to very slowly cool down, although the humidity and rain still in full effect, I've still managed to beat some steel and grind some knives.
A week of forging in the SC heat and humidity.
While I have spent the last few weeks deep into the knives, I decided this past week to reset and get the forge going again. I started with a goal to forge one new thing daily and also to get the coal forge going as well.
Compact Carry Knives and More this week. Rucking, Fishing and Brews!
Busy, busy week. My fishing buddies are back to work, so that means I can get some work done. I had no idea that when they took a vacation it meant I was taking one too. However, it feels good to be back in the shop and getting some work done.