31 Aug

Quick video tour of the new shop!

Shop update. Setting up the new forge!:

 

31 Aug

Some changes around here

I’ll keep this post short and sweet. Some of you may have been curious as to what’s going on and, frankly, there’s a lot happening. First and foremost, I am no longer associated with LaForge Weapons in any way. This means I will no longer be demonstrating bladesmithing at the Pennsylvania Renaissance Faire in the near future. It also means that they will not be carrying any of my blades. I have completed my move of all my large equipment from the old shop and have consolidated everything into the new one.

Secondly, I’m happy to announce that the Pyrates Treasure will be carrying my current and future inventory. That’s right, the new shop is up and operational and I’m still working on new and exciting pieces!

Knife making classes will still be happening as planned and they’ve begun booking up so save your spot soon! I’m really looking forward to classes in the new shop!

As some of you know, swordsmith Jeremy Eichelberger has joined me in this new adventure and we’ve already begun work on new projects and some future venues, so stay tuned we’ll be showing some of them off shortly.

Lastly, as we go through this transition, I figured it befitting a change of name. It’s no longer just me in the shop and, while I’ll still be using the name JWS Blades – very shortly we’ll make the change to our new name for our new venture. While a little premature until the branding is finished, let me be the first to say, welcome to the new Underhill Forge!

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07 Aug

Forge chimney

First day of construction. Today I ran 8″ pipe out through the wall and outside. Right now I only have 10′ of chimney running up the outside of the building but I’m going to add another 5′ yet to get it above the roof of the workshop above me. Eventually this will connect to a yet undersigned hood for above a new coal forge. Finally work on the new workshop has begun! Classes begin in November, it’s time to get cracking!

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