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Working on the 2 larger sconces this weekend. Layout done now to get buuuusy. #noRestForTheWicked #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Blacksmith vs Farrier is there a difference? Shout out. I know some do both, Craig for example. He thought he was a smith until he went to a conference in New Mexico back in the day
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Dirty Smith

Working alone today forces you to get a little creative especially when settin rivets on round object with three arms. Ended raising it up for the header to get in there, the stand to hold it at 2 points (the arms) and a wait in center to keep some tension on it....
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Dirty Smith

"Remember the fires of hell that forged you. Charge!" -Captain Hook #blacksmith #forged
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Dirty Smith

“Work spares us from three evils: boredom, vice, and need.” -Voltaire
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Dirty Smith

War Hammer forged out of a large ball peen hammer. There have been a couple of instances when I forgot it was in my truck. Made for an awkward conversation with the car wash clerk. Wonder if I have to declare it if I get pulled over....
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Dirty Smith

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.” – Aristotle
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First move at putting pieces together and see what I need to modify. High fiddle factor. #blacksmith #handmade
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Forging hooks for the sconces. These take about 10min each and am starting with 1/2" round bar.
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Quick measurement today on location. #blacksmith #roadtrip
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Just about got all the pieces made for these three sconces. Still have a couple of hooks to forge. #blacksmith #handmade
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Dirty Smith

Small change on the scone. 3 bars instead of 4. Step work #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Good morning #blacksmithproblems #dirtysmith
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Dirty Smith

New stickers are on their way. I'll let ya know when they arrive #blacksmith #stickers
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Dirty Smith

Dirtysmith.com mail day is tomorrow. I'll be mailing off orders every other weekend. There is a countdown ticker on the website for the next ship date. Have a good weekend!
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Dirty Smith

Off to Canada you go. #blacksmith #chainbowl #badass #smooshed
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Dirty Smith

These sconces call for some mica. Able to roll a pretty tight diameter without any cracks. This is nice on that we can do it out of one piece rather than 2 as Pops was concerned about. #micamaster...
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Dirty Smith

Dragon Forge ltd is still accepting applications from blacksmiths with a min 5 yrs experience, tools, reliable transportation and badass pics of work. Email a résumé and portfolio to Craig@dragonforgeltd.com. Checkout what we forge at DragonForgeLTD.com #blacksmith...
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Dirty Smith

3/8×3/4 flat bar. As easy as 1-2-3… #blacksmith #handmade #prototype
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Dirty Smith

"No excellent soul is exempt from a mixture of madness." -Aristotle #blacksmith #toolporn
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Dirty Smith

Good morning. Prototyping today… Some good and some I'm not showing lol. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Happy New Year! Updated Mr.Rockwell's painting in respect to metal workers and the year. Seemed fitting. The full size pic is on the facebook group page. #blacksmith #normanrockwell #2014
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Dirty Smith

"Raise your glass and treasure the memories of yesterday. Live in the moment of today and Imagine something wonderful that is about to happen tomorrow." Happy New Years and as always thank you! Here's to 2014 and good bye...
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Dirty Smith

Toby Hickman came out to Rocky Mountain Smiths in 2008 and demoed at a local shop that had a 5b hammer. He shared some industrial techniques under the hammer. both the size of the material and what he could do under that 5b were unreal. I won two of the items in the...
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Dirty Smith

Quick shop meeting yesterday and now to prototype these. Craig is recovering from surgery he had on his hand so good thoughts his way while he recovers. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Good morning. Didn't realize Axle's old coat was so small. He is diggin the new threads. #shopdog
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Dirty Smith

So an update on the chain bowl. The closest one (bottom right) was my first one that I thought I was doing correctly. I successfully forged welded the whole thing together and IMO it came out great yet that was not what was ordered. So I stepped it down a notch as the...
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Dirty Smith

Various progress pics of today and up to the first fold. Wow…I need a beer. #blacksmith #handmade
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Dirty Smith

My forge pot is pretty deep and will be making a tall fire to compensate for this billet of chainsaw chain I'm forge welding. I do have some o1 that I might mix in in round 2 #blacksmith...
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Dirty Smith

Rasp body with a forge welded chainsaw chain bick. Tempted to put some wrought iron in between the two materials so the forge weld goes a little more gooey if ya know what I mean. Have ideas or suggestions let me know. Otherwise I'm lightin up the forge....
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Dirty Smith

See those cracks? Tools wear out and though it's labeled as an "antique" and ya spent a bunch if money on eBay it might not be the best tool. #crackKills #themoreyouknow
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Dirty Smith

Good morning. Here we go…#badass #blacksmith #powerhammer #chainbowl
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Dirty Smith

Tomorrow I'm forging a chain bowl order and starting on a small axe hawk out of a rasp with a chainsaw chain billet. But today…I clean. #blacksmith #handmade #custom
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Dirty Smith

DirtySmith.com update: it's back online with lady shirts back in stock. #blacksmith #dirtysmith
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Dirty Smith

From our family to yours! #blacksmith #christmas
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Dirty Smith

Leaving late tonight to be on the job site early tomorrow. One last push. All dirty smith orders have been sent. Working on some other designs at the moment. #blacksmith #dirtysmith
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Dirty Smith

Off to New Jersey, Texas and Utah you go. #blacksmith #aspenleafcharm
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Dirty Smith

Last night for #dirtyChristmas orders is tonight. I will be out of town so tomorrow the 19th is mail day. DirtySmith.com will be closed while I'm gone and back online 12/26/13. Thanks again for the...
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Dirty Smith

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves, some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all." -Sam Ewing #blacksmith
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Still my favorite dirty smith pic lol #dirtysmith
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Dirty Smith

Position available for a smith at Dragon Forge LTD. Reliable transportation, tools, 5 years of forging / building experience is a must. Check the pic for more info and dragonforgeltd.com for our portfolio. #blacksmith...
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Dirty Smith

14 – 12 hour days with 30+ feet of rail with all its challenges. Installed and headed home. Good day and good night. #blacksmith #custom
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Dirty Smith

This section is 112" long and I held my breath as it went in. I do not have the words to describe that "thunk" noise as it snaps into place. #goodday #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Forged aspen tree trunk will get branches after it's installed. Probably next march. Also I'm going to make a video about the bottle opener end if the knife wrench. Seems that the concept is not clicking for some… #dirtysmithgiveaway tomorrow...
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Dirty Smith

"A great pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do." -Walter Bagehot
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Dirty Smith

Got a start on number 3 of 4 rails last night. Bust out this aspen tree trunk which ended up being 27" not 5'… #badass #blacksmith #learnToReadaTape
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Dirty Smith

Good night! Axle is ready to head out too. #shopdog
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Dirty Smith

Just a reminder the #dirtysmithgiveaway ends 12-11-13. Wrench knife bottle opener, shirt/stickers and a side of blacksmith awesomeness….you know what to do
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Dirty Smith

Beveled edge on 1/4" plate under the hammer. #blacksmith #powerhammer
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Dirty Smith

Good morning. Second lambs tongue finished. #blacksmith #forged
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Dirty Smith

Working for a few more hours. But I'll still say Good Night! #blacksmith #forged
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Dirty Smith

Laying out where my three sided cage of a newel post is going to set. Keeping in mind architectural stair case code and balance. This run is 112" long with a 36 degree rake. #badass #blacksmith...
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Dirty Smith

Thanks for the support on the shirts and stickers last week!
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Long day but it was a good day. Good night! #blacksmith #beerthirty
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Oh snap did I just…ya I did. I get ideas submitted at times and only a few make me laugh out loud. Next sticker/shirt combo…maybe… #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Give ya an idea of what part of the "working interview" for the two who applied to work with us. One guy made the bottom, the other made the top. Lookin good guys. Dragonforgeltd.com...
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Early start this morning. At least the view is nice.
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Dirty Smith

If you know a "Lisa" and want to buy this left over bronze aspen leaf let me know. I didn't like how it turned out and made another. $15+ s/h (states is $6) email me info@dirtysmith.com. Also I had to stop taking orders and apologize. Way to busy and...
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Dirty Smith

"It's a booger freezer out there!"-Dad. -18f this morning.
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Bronze aspen leaf charms off you go to Texas you go. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Forging like its going out of style. 7/8 sq bar with 3/8" tenons on either end. Detail for the rail. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Railing calls for a "lambs tongue" on the end of the cap. Some of the steps. #blacksmith #getithot #anvil
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Dirty Smith

Axle sporting his winter coat in the -6f morning we had. #shopdog
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Good night! "Oh hell no!" -Betsy Ross #dirtysmithgiveaway #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Baby forge tenons on the bottom of the 1/2×1 panel legs in this rail. #fiddlefactor #blacksmith #handmade
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Dirty Smith

Let's do this right… I'm throwing in the wrench knife bottle opener, shirts / stickers, extending this a week and opening it up to instagram, facebook dirtysmith page, and...
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Dirty Smith

Love this truck. -2f and a foot of snow at the studio this morning.
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Dirty Smith

Good morning. Straighten some material then off to run errands. #blacksmith #anvil
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Dirty Smith

"Get your facts first, then you can distort them as you please." -Mark Twain
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Dirty Smith

Bronze is great to forge but very unforgiving. To hot it falls apart. Doing the hoops on this bronze leaf. #blacksmith #handmade
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Dirty Smith

Heard some think the leaf charms are cast or dropped forged. Progress pic to show that it's actually forge from solid bar, one at a time and by hand. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Dirty Smith tshirt/stickers giveaway! Ends Wednesday night. Contest Guidelines-Share this image-Tag it #dirtysmithgiveaway-Extra points if ya @dirtysmith
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I'll have to finish these Bronze Aspen Leaf Charms tomorrow. #blacksmith #handmade
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Dirty Smith

Another copper and steel project from 2004. The concept was the "drama faces" where one is laughing and the other is crying. Tried to combine the two. Ended up looking like a copper turd. Was a lesson none the less and a challenge....
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Piece from 2004 college. Been hiding in my garage might as well hang it where I forge.
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Laying out railings tonight getting ready for work tomorrow. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Those who asked about the tattoo…This was a different kind of pain.
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Mail day is Saturday. dirtysmith.com #blacksmithFriday
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9/16" of 1/2" round with this die to make this shape which I'm using for a detail on the railing. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

9/16" of 1/2" round with this die to make this shape which I'm using for a detail on the railing. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

I work better when I'm dirty. DirtySmith.com mail day is Saturday. Dog not included #blacksmith #shopdog #dirtysmith
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Dirty Smith

"My slit and drifts bring all the girls to the yard" #blacksmith #handmade #forge
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Dirty Smith

Thanks to all who ordered shirts/stickers so early this week. Saturday is mail day and more lady shirts are on their way. DirtySmith.com #blacksmith #dirtysmith #swag
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Dirty Smith

"I never said that…" -Abe Lincoln#toolporn
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Also got an order of a life size aspen tree trunk to go under a set of stairs. Stayin late to work on this. #blacksmith
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Dirty Smith

Pippin scale off with the rose bud.
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Dirty Smith

"How much pain they have cost us, the evils which have never happened." -Thomas Jefferson
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Dirty Smith

For those that contacted me, dirtysmith.com is online and updated with what I have left. Thanks again for those that ordered last week. I'm just rolling the proceeds back into it and ordering more...
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Axle dog turns 5 years old this month. Happy bday pup.