Wednesday
Nov292017

OCAF HOLIDAY MARKET THIS WEEKEND!

PLEASE COME SEE US AND ALL THE TALENTED VENDORS AT THIS YEARS OCAF HOLIDAY MARKET----THIS WEEKEND----DECEMBER 1,2 AND 3.  GET SOME PRESENTS FOR YOUR LOVE ONES AND HAVE FUN!  

MERRY CHRISTMAS !

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Friday
Nov102017

MORE NEWS---A "NEW" OLD POWER HAMMER FOR THE FORGE

It just keeps getting better and better (for me).  With the new forge, I also purchased a completley refurbished 25 pound Little Giant Power Hammer.  It has been secured into my floor and works great---the key to it, they say, is to keep it oiled and greased---the oil is flying.  The hammer is serial #: 595.  It was made in1911!!  The really cool thing is you can call Little Giant and they can tell you the original owner.  They sent me a copy of the page from their sales leger.  It was sold on 2/16/11 to Tolstoy Grain & Import Co in Onaka, S.D. (today the population is about 14).

I'm learning to use it.  I got it to primarily help in making integrals (mainly use 7/8" or 1" round bar) and to hopefully allow me to keep making knives for a long time--have some problems with my shoulders from my car accident.

 

 

 

 

Friday
Nov102017

NEW CATTLEDOG FORGE!

A few months ago, John Costa came to me and said he was thinking about selling his Cleaners.  I would lose "our" forge, so I got busy working on my on forge.  It was finished a few weeks ago and I have been working ther for about a month.  It is great and I have most of the"bugs" worked out.  I have lots of room to work.

The cute little thing in the bottom lsft corner is our new dog--Maisie!

Wednesday
Nov082017

SET of 3 KITCHEN KNIVES

   This is a set of 3 kitchen knives (Chef's, prep and paring) I made for friends of mine over about a year period.  I really appreciate the continued support and I am very happy that they like them enough to make 3 separate requests for knives of their choosing.  Thank you for this great picture and I hope you continue to enjoy them.

 

Wednesday
Aug232017

Handcrafted Leather Sheaths Available for Antique Wrought Iron Letter Openers

I now offer handcrafted leather sheaths from Upland Custom Leather for my letter openers made from antique (1854) wrought iron which are forged by hand.  Please check these out under "Available Letter Openers".   They makes this great gift even better.