I started blacksmithing in 1992 to make my own tools for homesteading. Since then I have taken detours through architectural ironwork, early American door hardware, and other realms of the craft. I have demonstrated to blacksmithing associations from the Pacific to the Atlantic and occasionally teach at folk schools. I am now focused on making tools - mostly for woodworking, basketry and cooking.


When I am not at the forge, I have a habit of wandering the woods and enjoy making things for everyday life, like baskets, bowls and chicken soup.

COVID update:

I have canceled all my teaching until physical distancing orders are lifted. But I am still hard at work making tools. I am happy to ship them to you, or you are welcome do a curbside pickup here at my shop. I don't have a curb but we can improvise.



April 25-26 Scandinavian Style Carving Knife Class

Sanborn Mills​, Lauden NH  CANCELED​

May 3 Tool Making Demonstration  CANCELED​ Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Vergennes, VT

May 23-24 Open Studio Weekend,  10-5 each day

Come by the shop and visit. Watch how it is done or jump in and try it yourself. I will have a wide selection of tools available to try out. Also functional seconds and prototypes.  CANCELED​

June 3-6  Demonstration with the Farm Team

2020 ABANA Conference, Saratoga, NY  CANCELED​

June 13-14 Hand Ax Class

Sanborn Mills​, Lauden NH CANCELED​

June 19-21 Shrink Pots & Knife Hafting Workshops

Sloyd Skills Gathering, Stannard, VT 

This even may be re-envisioned. See Sloyd Skills website for updates.

June 26-28 Unplugged Knife Making Class

Maine Coast Craft School, Bristol, ME  CANCELED​