Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Blacksmithing Update


Sheldon has been bugging me about putting up his blacksmithing photos. Though he won't tell me what to say. So I will make up something.

When Sheldon and I went to the renaissance festival in May I discovered that he wanted to learn how to blacksmith. We knew that he wouldn't be able to do it on his own at our house as there are lots of tools that are involved. Though I am not sure if we knew it at the time or not....his boss at the EPA does blacksmithing. And he invited Sheldon and a postdoc student Carl to come up and try it. Well they have been several times and I am not sure about Carl but Sheldon loves it. His first creation was a BBQ fork. Which he teases me because I call its shape organic. Next he made a throwing knife which turned out very cool. Then he was going to work on some tongs but I asked him to make something for me. And he ended up making me a heart. He isn't quite satisfied with it as he wasn't able to make it as pointy on the ends as he would like....but I love it.So when we move and get settled into our new life when Sheldon graduates....I have a feeling an anvil and a forge will soon be on the way.




Deb said...

These are fabulous creations!! TFS Sheldon's creativity!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Awww.......that is so cool!! What a sweetie to make you a lovely heart!!!

Annette said...

That is wonderful that Sheldon has a new hobby and he loves it! I can only imagine how hard it is to keep hitting the hot metal with a hammer until you get a shape. I think the heart he made is nice and rustic, it turned out great!

Heather the Mooselover said...

Very cool heart. You'll be able to keep it forever!

Bee said...

Cool that he has a nice hobby that he enjoys! :-)
Hope you are doing well, it's almost time to meet your little one!!♥ :-D