Fishing Hook

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A fun door handle or towel rack for the cabin.  I make this hook when doing blacksmith demonstrations. After, I bring it back to the shop and finish it up for sale up here in Lake Country.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

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Story Board Sculptures

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Story board sculptures are not only good for a student to understand the process of forging a particular item.  They also educate the customer on the skill and patience that is needed to accomplish a project.

Here I’ve turned a story board sculpture into a business card holder that will sit on my display table.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

Crysknife

AB7B9468-62CB-4EA4-BC1D-079335109522Since reading Frank Herbert’s novel Dune, I have always had a fascination with the Fremen desert warriors depicted in the book along with their Crysknife.

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I’ve even commissioned knife maker Jerry Hobbs to hammer forge one from my own design. You can read more about that journey by clicking HERE.

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However, I just had to make one myself.

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If you couldn’t tell, my creation is the one on the bottom with the red handle.  It’s made from a farrier rasp.

If you see something you like (besides this knife) on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

Spoons & Forks

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Do not try and bend the spoon, that’s impossible. Instead, only try to realize the truth…there is no spoon. Then you’ll see that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.―Spoon Boy (The Matrix)

 

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It’s fun to re-create eating utensils from centuries ago.

I’m teaching a fork and spoon class in a couple weeks at the newly founded Pine to Prairie Folk School, so I’m doing my due diligence and making a bunch to get my technique down.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

Viking Ship Decor.

 

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Celebrating my nordic heritage with some Viking ship coat and key racks.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

A Busy Year On The Road

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It was a busy year for me this year.

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It started off with my attendance at Thomas Latane’s Norse Axe class held at the Raspberry Island Folk School. 

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The 2017 Summer and Fall also had me collaborating with these two scoundrels, traveling to communities and demonstrating our amazing blacksmith skills to the public 😉

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That’s knife maker/blacksmith  Tony Roed of Stony’s Custom Designs on the right and knife maker/blacksmith Jerry Hobbs of Jerry Hobbs Blacksmithing on the left.  Two talented craftsman who are wholeheartedly dedicated to making sure their customers get their best work.

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They not only run their own shops and travel with me on occasion. They also are heavily involved with the Northern Minnesota Metalsmith’s Club teaching and promoting the blacksmith trade (and all trades) to the young and the “seasoned” alike.

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I look forward to our adventures in 2018.

If you’d like to check out the metal-works of Jerry and Tony, make sure you click the links I’ve provided in this post.

Cheers!

Village Blacksmith Christmas Ornament.

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Christmas Tree Ornaments for 2017.

If you see something you like on this blog or have an idea of your own, feel free to contact me and discuss your one-of-a-kind piece. You can text or call 218-686-9164 or email at me at olsonironworks@gmail.com

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