ElementFe is my trade name for the Guemes Island blacksmith shop; designing, forging, and building handcrafted forged steel and iron furniture, gates, railings, candlesticks, spoons, kitchenware and all manner of repair and fabrication.

Friday, July 29, 2011

Loft access ladder- 11' tall x 15" wide, light square tubing

Machine stand

Machine stand, mild steel tubing fabrication

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Back to back twist damascus, 15n20/1095 carbon steel, ebony grip, brass furniture. 8.5" blade, 13.5" overall

Latest of the K-pod knives, 440c stainless, ivory handle

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Interesting grind geometry on this model.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

5" kitchen knife- 440c stainless steel, purpleheart handle. Made for my son Isaac, who is working in a kitchen.

My neighbors enjoy their deck and new fire bowl

This fire bowl is made from a surplus propane cylinder- 24" across, with 8" legs and side handles. I welded a 4" rim onto the top to better contain the sparks and ashes, and used a cutting torch to cut playful figures into it. Top is made from woven fireplace screen on a steel frame.

Saturday, July 09, 2011

Friday, July 08, 2011

Top to bottom:

"Albacore" pattern, high carbon steel, .125 thickness, Bubinga handle, 4.5" hollow ground blade, full tapered tang, brass rivets, 8" overall

"Albacore" pattern, 440c premium stainless steel, .125 stock thickness, hollow ground, 4.5" blade, full tapered tang, brass rivets, South American Lacewood handle, 8" overall

"K-Pod" pattern, 440c premium stainless steel, .125 stock thickness, hollow ground 3" blade, full tang with lanyard hole, red Padauk handle scales, 7.5" overall.

Bottom one is living on my belt now- everybody has one of my knives but me, I was still packing a box cutter! Bout time I kept one.

Bike Rack

The bike track for the Guemes Mountain trail head is finished!