Monday, August 10, 2015

The Blacksmith

He is back at it! Forging, that is. Mr. W has a brand new shop, awaiting insulation (yay!). Till then, he is still forging Garden Trowels and other Good Things in his old Blacksmith Shop (my future She Shed, Potting Shed, etc.. yay for me too!).

Here is a little glimpse at what it takes to make a garden trowel from a railroad spike.

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Only the best finished products are kept. That is a “scrapper” you see on the lower right.

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finished trowel.. a keeper!

These are, without a doubt, the sturdiest trowels ever.. with a nice “feel” in the hand. Made to last a lifetime..  they make awesome and meaningful gifts for almost any occasion. Railroad Spike Trowels are always available in the Flat Creek Forge Etsy shop (with free shipping!).

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9 comments:

Down On The Farm said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO good to see a post from you. Been thinking about you :0! Wow, your hubby is extremely talented. But I'm thinking its pretty HOT working on that kind of stuff this time of year. Blacksmithing seems more of a wintertime endeavor to me LOL. Blessings to you my friend!

Pix Under the Oaks said...

Okay, going to have to have a trowel made by your blacksmith. Be back later today!

Janet @ My Miniature Donkeys said...

Well, golllly -- didn't know you had an Etsy shop.
Will check it out.

Melinda said...

So cool.
Will have to take a peek.

M: )

Thistle Cove Farm said...

that is SO fabulous...a work of art...beautiful, useful, functional...LOVE IT!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

I'm trying to figure out how to buy the trowel on etsy...lordy, why is it so difficult? Any words of faith, inspiration and help?

Lynn said...

Neat pictures. It looks like a lot of work, but the finished product is beautiful.

Deanna said...

Congratulations on the soon to be she shed! That garden trowel is pretty cool

Osage Bluff Quilter said...

Free shipping? What a bargain! I'm hoping for a personal invitation to tour the shop. Then us girls can escape real quickly and go on to "other" thing!

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