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, September 30, 2011

New stuffs for the weekend event

From left: seven weed diggers- two hori type, three made from railroad spikes, two trowel type.
Four spoons, four trowels, two long two short. One door handle snuck in there....

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Thumb Latch

Thumb lever lifts a flat drop bar (not shown) that is caught by pin


Door latch in pieces


Completed hinges for four barn doors

Cane bolts

For came bolts for barn doors- 36"

Monday, September 12, 2011

Nicole's railing

A job well done-Gene and Sam enjoy their success


Hard to see the whole thing but this gives one an idea


Checking fit....

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Barn hinges ready for paint

Friday, September 09, 2011

Moon rise

I just had to post this-moon over Guemes Channel

Wednesday, September 07, 2011


The first of ten-still hot out of the oven

Monday, September 05, 2011

Crystal temper line

My very first attempt st a visible crystalline boundary

Burl table

Ron Flint of Mitercraft with burl table

Burl table

Table bases

Table bases, for a collaboration with Mitercraft . Steel,17"tall, maple burl

Prototype for knives for my son's unit in the First Infantry.
Blade, 4"
Overall, 8.5"
Steel is circular sawmill blade, tests as med/hi carbon, .15 thick.
Cocobolo handle- way too nice for a prototype, but I'll be carrying this one.
Production knife will be 440c bead blasted stainless, with choice of Purpleheart or synthetic (micarta) grip.
Also available in D2 or CPM 154- I recommend 440c because of the difficulty of sharpening "super steels" in the field.