CLOVERDALE FORGE

Matt Jenkins - Custom Blacksmithing
Winnipeg MB

Another #trowel and a dirty apron. #blacksmith #gardentool #handforged #madeincanada
At the harvest sun music festival selling steel this weekend in Kelwood MB.
Branding Iron tonight. “Same but smaller” #blacksmith #branding  #custom #madeincanada
Ouch #sharpenough can’t bleed on the wood.
#axe
Almost there. #leather #axe #blacksmith #madeinmanitoba
All that is left to do is the leather sheath.
Roughing out handles in the wood shop. #drawknife #blacksmith #axe #madeincanada
Close up of corner detail. #blacksmith #handforge
Sample/test piece for wine bottle stand. #blacksmith #madeincanada #handmade #manitoba
Some days are just a fab day. #fabricate #welding #anvil #madeinmanitoba
The edge is welded in and heat treated. Used O1 steel and it welded like a dream. A handle needs to be added then this one is headed over to @normandyshoppe
High carbon steel insert fitted.  Just prior to welding. #axe #blacksmith #madeinmanitoba
On the right is the preforged pattern prior to making the bends to form the 3 on the left.  It took a couple tries to figure that one. I ended up with a 5 and two very short 7 before it became clear. Never trust a blacksmith with a small scrap pile. #blacksmith #madeinmanitoba #handforge
"One alike is easy… " 
They aren’t exactly the same #handmade They are going to be installed in two parts of the yard. “No one will notice the difference when riding on a fast horse at midnight” #blacksmith #housenumbers #winnipeg