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In-Depth 2015

Yet There’s So Much More to Learn (Post #8)

The In-Depth project is sadly coming to an end, and will soon conclude, though not without learning and gaining new valuable skills and experiences. So far, I have only been in the forge a few times, and only started to… Continue Reading →

A Short History of Smiths

Original Post @   Gold is for the mistress–Silver for the maid–Copper for the craftsmen cunning at his trade. “Good!” said the Baron, sitting in his hall, “but iron–Cold Iron–is master of them all” -Rudyard Kipling This was a short… Continue Reading →

And Now my Wardrobe Smells like Coal

The past Sunday was my third week training as a blacksmith, and was able to advance in skill and create a very milestone item. My original goal in learning blacksmithing is to be able to create a sword or a… Continue Reading →

In-Depth Post #6: (Weeks….. I’m Not So Sure Anymore)

This might have been the most exciting and the most progressive week so far, not only since it has been a while away from the anvil, though was also to complete a simple knife today as a projects. Through today’s… Continue Reading →

From Hooks to Candleholders

During the second official week training in the blacksmith shop with my mentor, I made with my current knowledge, quite an amazing item. Through my time this week, I was able to clearly see the progress of my learning and… Continue Reading →

First Day In the Forge

**I meant to post this a long long time ago** It is always hard to describe a feeling that isn’t meant to be described, and that was the sensation that I felt during my first day at Fort Langley, working… Continue Reading →

In-Depth Post #5: (Weeks 8 and 9)

The past session with my mentor was on the 22nd of March, and on that day I was able to make huge progress in learning new skills that can be applied to my later projects as well as honing some… Continue Reading →

In-Depth Post #4: (Week 6 and 7)

This week I accomplished especially great amounts of progress. The particular highlight is that I was able to work with the metal and be in the blacksmith shop this session, and learned many fundamental skills and techniques as well as… Continue Reading →

In-Depth Post #3: (Weeks 4 and 5)

It is amazing how far the In-Depth project has gone already, being in the fourth week so quickly. I felt that I have made great process as well during this time, and indeed have accomplished much. I have also had… Continue Reading →

In-Depth Post #2: (Week 2 and 3)

For these few weeks of the In-Depth project, I have been trying to find a mentor which proves to be a very challenging task. As I have stated, my In-Depth is going to be swordsmithing, and the number of skilled… Continue Reading →

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