Throw back Thursday

Throw back Thursday
Throwback Thursday.To the time I forged a pair of keys for Queen Elizabeth II to present to the province of Alberta at the rededication of the Royal Alberta Museum 2005. #royalalbertamuseum #ram #tbt❤️ #queenelizabethii #alberta #edmonton #frontstepforge #ceremonialkey #keys #keystothecity #royalvisit #handmade #edmontonmade #yegmade #yegmetal #metalartist #yegartist #throwbackthursday

The Yeg Makers podcast

The Yeg Makers podcast
https://www.theyegmakers.com/podcastsIn this episode, was in the forge with Shawn from Front Step Forge. Shawn has a unique perspective to making and the maker community that he articulates like no one I’ve met. On top of that, he made me an incredible hammer.  To see images of the hammer or Shawn’s process, please visit his page or follow the project on social media - @theyegmakers

Dragon age inquisition broad sword

Dragon age inquisition broad sword
one of my favorite commissions ever . I was asked by BioWare video game company to create the Dragon Age Inquisituin broadsword . I made 2, 200 layer billets of Damascus from high nickel and hi carbon steel here is the making of video: https://youtu.be/LCaonBuiXZc

Japanese sword smithing workshop

Japanese sword smithing workshop
 Recently I had the pleasure of hosting licensed Japanese sword Smith Taro Asano when he visited Edmonton  from Japan. For the Nait course in Japanese sword forging.He forged Tamahagane ( traditional hand smelted steel) into a solid mass,in a traditional Japanese charcoal forge using the wooden Bellows .  The CBC...

Community minded blacksmith

Community minded blacksmith
An article from the edmonton examiner: http://www.edmontonexaminer.com/2015/11/04/edmonton-blacksmith-discusses-his-career-and-the-culture-of-the-trade

Recent media coverage

Recent media coverage
I've been really fortunate as of late to receive a couple really nice unsolicited media articles. Here are some link to the video . "Who does that job" http://alberta.ctvnews.ca/who-does-that-job  

Art metal

Art metal
Front Step Forge has been involved in some fascinating custom and one of a kind projects over the last 20 plus years of hand forging metal.  out that time we have always kept stocks of coat hooks, bathroom hardware, candle holders and  handmade tools. Here is the online portion for my website....