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.