create a collection of basic blacksmith projects to work from.
most of the work here was created much earlier as part of my short-term apprenticeship with mr. emmanuel schrock in ohio, usa, 1992.
mr. schrock, an artist blacksmith renowned for his fine detail, was kind enough to patiently introduce me to the basic skills of many smithing techniques.
when i officially opened my shop later that year, i was able to build on his instruction and improve my skill with the hammer and anvil.
i operated the shop part time in the winter and full time in the summers from my first year of high school in 1993 until well after i finished university when the building was relocated.