So as I start to tidy up the shop for the next project, which hasn’t been decided, my husband suggested that now would be a good idea to do some repairs on things too. A fellow blacksmith, Dennis , had popped in last week for a visit and suggested a cool idea for my portable vise and table. I’ve had this set up for over fifteen years and it’s been through a lot of changes but I still seemed to have an issue with it shifting a lot. Dennis’ cool idea was to weld some angle iron to it. I know a simple idea and one I should have thought of but when you’ve done something one way for so long it takes a new set of eyes sometimes. Forest; trees ; that sort of thing . So with help from my hunny we got it sorted and I did a some welding to the table. It looks great and seems to be holding up👍. Thanks Dennis for the idea. Now back to cleaning the shop ….. till I find something else to fix 😉
I just finished the horse head door knocker this last week. I’d been working on this off and on for over a year and am very proud of the final product. The horse shoe was repurposed from the olds college farrier course. I was happy to be able reuse the horse shoe in this piece. It gave it a nice symmetry. This was also the largest horse head I’d hammered out as well.
I’ll be out with the volunteer blacksmiths this Saturday July 1st,at the lacombe blacksmith shop museum doing demos and branding shingles ( for a small donation) for the audience. So come on out and celebrate Canada 150 with us and also check out the other activities happening around town too .
I am pleased to announce that Iron Sunset Forge will be displaying several pieces of ironwork, such as the blacksmith roses, at the Bonavista art gallery in Sylvan Lake, Alberta. So take a visit to the gallery and see what’s new.
I’ll be out at the Homegrown Spring Market next weekend in Sylvan Lake,Ab
There is a VIP evening on Saturday with special tickets for $10.00 you can get yours at eventbrite.ca , a few will be sold at the door too,checkout their Facebook page for more info and the main day on Sunday April 9th from10-4
Also check out my ‘Iron sunset forge’ Facebook page this week for a chance to win tickets to the VIP evening on Saturday !! More info on the draw soon.
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