Tuesday, December 28, 2010

More knives

Here are a few knives I have had laying around. They started to ask me to finish them, so I started. The dagger I just forged, it is the first double-edged knife I have forged.

The first knife in the photo is an ordered kitchen knife. I also have an order in for a Bowie knife. The second and third knives are the choices for the Bowie style knife.

Here is a kitchen knife that I made for my wife.

I went to a Red deer ranch and got a bunch of antlers for making knives.

Blacksmith knifes.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

New knife done

I got a new knife done. It was ordered as a present for someone's father.
This knife has a 6.5" blade. The handle is deer antler with a buffalo horn spacer.

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P.S. I have another knife to post pics of but I don't have the photos handy, they will be coming soon.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Back at it

I was off working on restoring a 1968 Ford Bronco. The best off road truck ever!
I know this isn't the best photo but I will try to get some better ones soon.
I have also been going to school at FVTC. I am taking Production welding, which includes Fabrication classes and bluprint reading. They have lots of toys there. It is so much fun.
Just the other day I hardened and tempered 4 knives.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Two knives

This one is not quite finished. I still need to put an edge on it. The handle is rosewood.

This is my first folding knife. I think it turned out ok. The handle is deer antler.

Fish and Bike

I decided to make another Fish. I got a lot of great comments about the first one and just the other day a guy told me that if I still had it he would buy it. Here is the beginning of the new one.
I am thinking of putting this fish on ebay when it is done. What do you think, should I try it?

Here is a chopper I put together. I just barley had enough hardware laying around to finish it.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Going to the gift shop

Here are some items that are going to a gift shop in Stevens Point.



Coat rack

Fly fishing

The wine is not finished quite yet. I need to color the leaves and seal it, then it will be done.

Dog and fish

I finished a dog that was ordered.

It was based off of an Australian cattle dog with a bobbed tail.

Here is a fish that I made, for a friends apartment warming party.

Here is a picture of some possible upcoming projects. Give me your opinion of what one I should start on first.

I am always open to new orders. Let me know what you want and we will work something out.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Knife Sheath

This is the new sheath I made for Jim's dads knife, he works in a fly shop, so I tool a fly, and a few other designs that I thought looked good with it. I cut out the pattern, tooled, and hand stitched it.

Monday, January 18, 2010


This is a yoga pose, another stickman figure I made to sell.

Flying Ant

This is another bug I created to sell; he is in a moving pose, and looks kind of intimidating. He is made from nuts, bolts, sheet metal and few other things.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Party Time

I made this sculpture to sell, after I made Ambers dancing men. Three stickmen in different poses. My wife named it Party Time.

Jason's Knife

This knife and sheath I made for a friend’s birthday. This time I made no designs on the sheath; it is made of black leather. I hand forged the blade and made the handle out of Elk horn, Buffalo horn, and copper.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Utensil Holder

This was my first attempt at making a pan holder, however the hooks were not functional in holding the pans in a good position, so it is a utensil hold. My wife loves both, She also loves my blacksmithing ability, because she enjoys having things made for her, that are functional.

Pan Holder

My wife wanted something to hold her new pans, so the Teflon would not get scratched up from them sitting inside on another. I riveted on 8 stationary hooks, and then placed a bar on the back with 2 moveable hooks. I turned the hooks out to better hold the pans. I twisted some of the support bars to give it some nice detail work.

Fun Knife

This is an earlier knife I made out of an old railroad spike I bought. I was just playing abound with twisting and shaping the handle, along with shaping the blade.

Bug Eyes

This one is Bug Eyes; he is another one of the bugs I made when I was playing around in the shop. Part of him is made from nuts, bolt, and other scraps, with sheet metal for the wings. I gave the wings some detail, to give him more of a realistic look, not that he looks like a real insect. He is also for up for sale at Sell Art.


Bugly, was one of the bugs I made when I was playing around with junk metal, nuts, bolts and other misc. metal parts. His wings are movable I love being spontaneous and just playing around with metal to see what I can create with it. Bugly is now up for sale at Sell Art, an Internet gallery my wife found.

Aree's Knife

This knife was one of my earlier knives, it was made for my then 13, year old daughter, she likes those sorts of things. For the sheath, I used brown leather and added a design with some leather working tools. The blade was a hand forge, and the handle was made from Elk horn and leather.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Dance Party

After I got my birthday present from my sister, I decided I would like a pocket size one as well. I offered to make her a dancing men statue as payment for a second journal. This is how it turned out.