Featuring The “Tool Trifecta”

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This spring my wife and I recorded us preparing a garden bed for planting using three tools that I make: the broadfork, the russian hoe and the hori hori. Each tool has specific functions that complement one another, culminating in … Read More

Workshop Tour

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Come have a look at the space I use to make my tools and ironwork. It’s humble but it’s worked great for me for almost three years now.

Making a Garden Trowel

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I’ve just uploaded another Youtube video that highlights the processes that go into the trowels I make. Materials are reclaimed saw blades, mild steel bar, caragana (or other hardwood that I’ve found nearby) and linseed oil as a finish. These … Read More

Making a Hori Hori Part 1

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Hi everyone, short post today. I wanted to let people know about the latest video I’ve produced that details the forging process I use to make my hori hori. You can read more about the hori hori I craft on … Read More

Our Market Schedule

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Hello everyone! We’ve come out of a rather blustery February and the promise of spring is in the air! In the next couple of weeks, we’ll be attending several markets in the Alberta region. The first market is the Calgary … Read More

Tools at The Fernie Forge Shop

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Fernie Forge is a business based near Fernie, British Columbia and operated by Sandra and Dave Barrett, both master blacksmiths from England. My wife and I had the good fortune of meeting them both during our honeymoon last fall. When … Read More

Broadfork – Tiller and Harvester

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Here’s a short video showing how the broadfork can be used for harvesting as well as tilling. Lorinda wields the broadfork with ease to dig up some monster garlic bulbs from our organic backyard garden.   You can find out more … Read More

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