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A quick little broach forged out for a friend, from 1-4" round stock. #blacksmith #mildsteel #forged #manitoba http://ift.tt/2s53msf

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The step by step for the Parks Canada handle reproduction. #blacksmith #traditional #forgedandfiled #manitoba http://ift.tt/2sxi0oS

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Forge and Forum under way. The talented Mark Pearce demonstrating. #cloverdaleff #winnipeg #manitoba #blacksmith #hammerin #alwaysroomformore http://ift.tt/2rw7RJc

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Getting food ready for tomorrow’s Blacksmith Meat (sic). Thanks to @grburr @clairebonesy and @foodfare_wpg for pork butts! #hungry #cloverdaleff #cloverdaleforge #manitoba #winnipeg...

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Getting ready for the Forge and Forum tomorrow. Excited to see Mark Pearce’s work and demonatration. #blacksmith #cloverdaleff #manitoba #winnipeg http://ift.tt/2qIJ0jP

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Tools and fuels. Mark’s gear has arrived before him for this weekend. The Fedex guy was a little meek when lifting the trash can full of coke. Hope that you all can come out and join us and @manitobacraft for what will be a great day of forging and...

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A truck load of tooling and chucks for metal spinning. This is the second full load. #blacksmith #metalspinning #tools #forms http://ift.tt/2sfIies

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Our blacksmith workshop continues with day two. Yesterday students learned how to make hooks and leaves. To make the process of forging leaves easier I made a step by step how to for display....

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Our blacksmith workshop continues with day two. Yesterday students learned how to make hooks and leaves. To make the process of forging leaves easier I made a step by step how to for display. (at Cloverdale Forge)

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I must be hungry. “Grille” vegetables are appearing in my sketch books. #punny #blacksmith #sketch #mbcraft #sketchbook http://ift.tt/2s95qv3

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Class is underway… wait is clinker spelled with a K or a C ?! #blacksmith #class #winnipeg #manitoba http://ift.tt/2qq8J0l

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All set up in the pole barn for class this weekend at the farm. #blacksmith #manitoba #winnipeg #mbcraft http://ift.tt/2qoshCq

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Hinges and door latches. #housejewelry #blacksmith #hardware #doorhardware #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2qhCLHK

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“Hanging” with @Mark_neufeld and @cameramanjustin Finished hanging bracket that we made while they were out visiting this morning. #blacksmith #winnipeg #forged #hardware #housejewelry...

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Shipped off some drawer pulls for a hope chest. #blacksmith #hardware #woodworking #boxjewelry http://ift.tt/2qXZeJb

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My poor, unfortunate pinky always finds the hot spot. Might be time to introduce a new glove to rotation. #blacksmith #glove #woreout #hammer http://ift.tt/2qSiR5f

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On the road back home from NC. We stopped to pick up @ruderock ’s tire hammer, bringing it home. #blacksmith #tirehammer #roadtrip #havehammerwilltravel http://ift.tt/2qIuiMs

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Finally got a hold of a A Pattern Book of Tools and Household Goods. Lots of great inspiring drawings of file work. #sketch #blacksmith #tools

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Goodbye folk school, see you next year. #blacksmith #folkschool #blacksmithshop #northcarolina http://ift.tt/2pTJdok

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Afternoons in the shop. Slow and steady wins the race, beer:30 is almost here. #blacksmith #forge #class #folkschool http://ift.tt/2qXb9aR

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Tongs are one of the projects that the class is working on today. #blacksmith #folkschool #tools #forged #vise #rivet http://ift.tt/2rrZwpu

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I have always felt that the power hammers at the @johnccampbellfolkschool are having a meeting without us, and fall silent when I enter the room. #blacksmith #ironwork #powerhammer...

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It’s good to be back in this shop for a week. #blacksmith #class #customironwork #havehammerwilltravel http://ift.tt/2r8hNuE

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On the road for the last couple days. So here is some iron I got some pics of a while back. These scales use to hang at LFG (Parks Canada)where I used to work. They were always an inspiration. #blacksmith #forged #havehammerwilltravel

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A reproduction job on deck. Forging a handle based on one from a Hudson’s Bay Co. furtrading post. http://ift.tt/2r7PEQK

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The door latch is for a front door that swings out, so the drop bar is on the outside. A double thumb latch mechanism is the solution. Pretty happy with how this turned out. #blacksmith #mechanism #cabin #doorhardware #doorlatch #customironwork (at Cloverdale...

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Test hinge to match door latch. Some proportions will be adjusted, the fold over was a necessary twist to allow strap to align with rails or the panel door. #blacksmith #forged #madeincanada #cabin #custom #hinge...

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Back in the shop. Working on door hardware. #hardware #doorlatch #madeincanada #blacksmith http://ift.tt/2q0C6XI

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Helpers in the booth today!!! Thanks @grburr and @clairebonesy. Sickeningly cute. #thirdandbird #iron #winnipeg #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2phsfuI

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A branding iron for a special event surprise. I added a candle socket as the handle so it can be used regularly afterwards. #branding #iron #madeincanada #blacksmith #cowboy http://ift.tt/2qwaKvy

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Knocking together some sheet metal for a BBQ / grilling utensil holder. #blacksmith #sheetmetal #hammer #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2pZN3M1

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Don’t forget! We will be at @thirdandbird this weekend hammering out the last details. Excited to be in the new venue this spring downtown #winnipeg . Stop in and say hello! #blacksmith #tools #anvil #madeincanada #forged #hammer...

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Finished up a new spring swage for 1" dia stock. #madeincanada #blacksmith #tools #forged http://ift.tt/2puEAPD

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Keep an eye out for us on Saturday at @thirdandbird, the shelves are stocked and should be a fun market in the basement of The Bay downtown in #winnipeg. #blacksmith #custom #forged #ironwork #manitoba #madeincanada...

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Demonstrating for the Northern Minnesota Metal Smith Conference this weekend. Great times with good folks. #blacksmith #forged #ironwork http://ift.tt/2qjPQMZ

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Railing installed in its home. Super happy with how it turned out. #blacksmith #winnipeg #housejewelry #forged #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2qkxDhr

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The sliding joint for the hope chest lid stay. #blacksmith #madeincanada #custom #winnipeg #chest #hardware #toolchest (at Cloverdale Forge)

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Working on custom hardware for a hope chest. It only seemed natural to use a heart motif. #blacksmith #forged #filed #chesthardware #hardware #madeincanada #custom #ironwork http://ift.tt/2q2JP7n

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Reminds me of tic-tac-toe. Hammered rivers makes me happy. #blacksmith #forged #joinery #handcrafted #madeincanada #ironwork http://ift.tt/2opdoD7

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There is a little rattle in this feller. Gonna see if I can get that out of there. #blacksmith #forge #blower #humanpowered http://ift.tt/2oiQEnZ

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Hello, I believe you have offered courses (?) in the past and I was wondering if there would be any planned opportunities for future instruction that could pair a Dad (me) and his daughter (14) for a day/afternoon of fun. Inspired by watching many episodes of Forged in Fire together! Thanks for any information. Regards, Alun, Winnipeg

Hi Alun, We do teach classes and offering courses.  Please send us an email workshops@cloverdaleforge.com for more info.  You may want to consider attending our Forge and Forum event, on June 3rd.  This year we are working in partnership with Manitoba Craft Council to...

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A client asked for laminated blades for a wood plane. Soft steel body and hard steel edge. To speed up sharpening and honing. These are also tapered from 3/16" thick at the edge to 1/8 at the top. Now the fun at the grinder begins. #handcrafted...

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More railing details. I really like how the washer for the river turned out. #rivet #forged #blacksmith #ironwork #handcrafted http://ift.tt/2pI4mhg

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A couple of years ago I went to Stia Italy to compete at the World Forging Event and drew up this trash bin for the Design category and… took first place. It was mentioned some where that they wanted to produce the winning design for the town to...

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A couple of years ago I went to Stia Italy to compete at the World Forging Event and drew up this trash bin for the Design category and… took first place. It was mentioned some where that they wanted to produce the winning design for the town to...

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Second section of the railing matching up. Time to forge the cap rail. #blacksmith #madeincanada #winnipeg #railing #custom #ironwork http://ift.tt/2pnIlEf

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So that old bag of coal I bought came with this creature. Will add it to the things available for sale on June 3rd for the Forge and Forum Event at the farm. #blacksmith #forge #manitoba #winnipeg #oldtools...

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Sorting through @keiths_custom_sheet_metal old tin patterns from the old Elite Sheet Metal with @grburr and @ruderock. It’s like metal archeology. #awesome #sheetmetal #pattern #oldtin #education #winnipeg #manitoba...

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Sorting through @keiths_custom_sheet_metal old tin patterns from the old Elite Sheet Metal with @grburr and @ruderock. It’s like metal archeology. #awesome #sheetmetal #pattern #oldtin #education #winnipeg #manitoba

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First look at the railing assembly. #blacksmith #forged #madeincanada #winnipeg #housejewelry #railing #w#ironwork http://ift.tt/2p7OkA5

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Amazing what you find in an old bag of coal. No idea what purified middlings are… but there was 120lbs of them when packed. http://ift.tt/2o64JQK

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Now the flypress has a handle and balls. Thanks to Jim Kehler for making the missing parts. Now to wait for the ground to thaw to get the stand out of the place it’s sunk into. #blacksmith #forged #press #flypress #screwpress (at Cloverdale Forge)

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The day after the show. @ruderock Packing up iron sold over the weekend and counting iron. The glamorous life building a business. #blacksmith #inventory #mailing #shippingandhandling...

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The finished bracket from @kitmuir ‘a visit yesterday. #housejewelry #blacksmith #forged #handmade #tradtional #ornamentaliron #winnipeg #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2oZo1cc

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@kitmuir in the shop this morning, taking some pictures and video for an upcoming project. #blacksmith #customironwork #forging #manitoba #craft http://ift.tt/2oeTTtj

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The shelves are stocked. Come out and visit us @homeshowsmb today and tomorrow. #blacksmith #winnipeg #Manitoba http://ift.tt/2oamIaj

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Railing parts are stacking up. #blacksmith #madeincanada #customironwork #Manitoba #scroll http://ift.tt/2oKF44P

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#Repost Excited to be apart of the great tool makers that @theunpluggedwoodshop stock in their shop. Check them out. ・・・ For #handtoolthursday I’m excited to announce our newest tool partner- Proudly made right here in Canada ?? I present Cloverdale...

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All set up for the weekend at the @homeshowsmb. Come out and say hi to either @ruderock or myself. #manitoba #winnipeg #forged #blacksmith #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2o72RKH

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I keep shifting around the shelf brackets and find new pleasing arrangements. #blacksmith #forged #madeincanada #winnipeg #manitoba http://ift.tt/2nHoiPS

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Reading through some old #blacksmithing text books and read a mention of the multiple vise jaw inserts that often scattered shops. That inside this new jig for bending the braces on the split brace brackets. #forged #madeincanada #shelf #jig #tools...

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Can you “handle” it. The axe is done with a hickory handle. #blacksmith #madeincanada #forged #forgedinfire #cloverdaleforge http://ift.tt/2ojE1s3

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Still working production items for upcoming shows and wholesale orders. However I managed some time to save this one from the reject pile and make a shape that I like. #axe #handmade #handforged #blacksmith #madeincanada...

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Some new tools for the tin shop. 🙂 #tinsmith #sheetmetal #blacksmith #handtools #winnipeg #manitoba http://ift.tt/2o7pyMO

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Getting the booth ready for @homeshowsmb today. @ruderock finished up the sign and I think it looks awesome! #sign #madeincanada #blacksmith #anvil #winnipeg #manitoba http://ift.tt/2mEuMTc

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A fun afternoon with old friends and new. Always a good excuse to forge a new axe. #blacksmith #forged #madeincanada #headedtoedmonton #axe #forgedinfire http://ift.tt/2nV7Kbc

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A quick mock up of a brake idea for Li'l G. He works so hard… I felt he might appreciate a brake. [sic] #powerhammer #littlegiant #blacksmith #manitoba #winnipeg http://ift.tt/2mWskCY

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Finishing up the parts. Ready to test for these and then drill the holes and install. #blacksmith #bellows #madeincanada #manitoba #winnipeg http://ift.tt/2o2f4xB

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Laying out a truncated cone / circular frustum for the next project. This is just the tip. #blacksmith #sheetmetal #madeincanada #manitoba #handmade #design http://ift.tt/2nxx1aD

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A heavy duty custom fireplace cooking grill ready for delivery. Bare bones design, but it makes me happy. #blacksmith #grilling #manitoba #winnipeg #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2nEf7DG

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Switching into custom projects after a month of production. Putting together a cooking grill for an outdoor fireplace. #blacksmith #fireplace #grilling #madeincanada #manitoba http://ift.tt/2nR48CM

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The next steps to making a holdfast for #woodworking bench. #madeincanada #winnipeg #blacksmith #forged http://ift.tt/2n6P9rj

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Details are important. Before and after pic. “Yes, I can bend that bar 90*, but how did you want it bent?” #blacksmith #square #forged #madeincanada #details #design...

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Dug out this old pexto punch to run through the mounting holes for coat hooks today. #blacksmith #punch #manitoba #winnipeg #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2lXUyBK

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Mike and Matt stopped by the shop, for a quick visit. Mike had a chance to use the little anvil that he helped pour back in the fall. #blacksmith #manitoba #winnipeg http://ift.tt/2n6VT9b

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A little wrapped eye axe that I made last night in the dark in -18* weather at @fortwhytealive. Pretty happy with it given the conditions. Learned to. It quench things with my tongs or they would freeze tight until defrosted in the fire. #blacksmith...

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Getting all set up for the Lake Shaker @fortwhytealive. #blacksmith #onsite #forge #anvil #hammerdown #cold #litup http://ift.tt/2mxiNnm

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A set of hiving tool that I forged with Chris of @beeprojectca awhile back. One is forged from an old lawn mower blade and the is mild steel with a high carbon steel blade laid in at the edge. #beekeeping #blacksmith #busyasabee #madeincanada...

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Well this batch of hooks certainly didn’t take a whole year to make. #hooks #forged #blacksmith #hardware #madeincanada http://ift.tt/2lLZOrX

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A test swivel for a messenger bag. #blacksmith #pixieforging #madeincanada #hardware #forged http://ift.tt/2m7BVam

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