@devicollective is a Vancouver business that makes handmade, ethical jewelry. Designer Bayoush Mengesha creates nature-inspired pieces that bring the ethics of the slow-fashion movement to accessories. Visit her site to shop (link in our bio), and check out the XO and winking eye earrings! They are cheeky, minimalist and would make an amazing present for a recently engaged friend!
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Maker Friend Friday? Seems like that should be a thing right? Well, let me introduce y'all to a very skilled young blacksmith, Jonah @conrad.blacksmithing . He's a 15 year old blacksmith, and in the short time he's been learning the trade he has picked up some serious skills... he sent me this absolutely beautiful Octosphere rounding hammer to check out and give him some feedback about, and I am beyond thrilled. This Hammer was made by hand(he told me his dad is his striker!). The handle is sculpted great, and the fit is super clean. If you're in the market for a new hammer definitely check out his work, and support what is a very promising start to what I'm sure will be a very successful career. .
My latest cleft oak gate, commissioned by one of my nearest neighbours. Nice to be able to walk across the fields to measure up.
This is my first gate collaborating with @drawniron . Simon made the lovely forged hinges and spring latch for the gate. In the near future I will have a stock of these perfect and unique hinges in stock ready to go for gate commissions.
P.S. I'm not responsible for the shonky walls!
WIP // I'm working on this new blade, a Gokujo. Butcher knife with a curved blade. 155x35mm for 72gr. Distal taper from 3.72mm to 2.50mm mid blade, to 0.5mm tip blade. At this stage, the blade is only hand forged from 1.2210 steel. I used a grinder to refine the contour and some hand files to smooth all the edges. Next steps will be pre-grind and heat treat. Do you think that is something you could use in your kitchen ??
New copper bowl in the shop... Raised of Blue Flame.
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5 days ago
3 piece set for @j__santana__ ... Little update on what's going on here at the shop... I'm working through my books and doing my best to keep pace with my orders... I won't sacrifice quality for speed... I will be making a small amount of inventory knives, But my focus is going to be on my custom orders which are currently booked into late summer... My books will remained closed until I get through the current workload. When I'm close to finished I'll start taking orders again, but it is going to be a very limited amount. Next week I'll be forging the next fundraiser knife for my friends at @squarescullery which is going to be a really fun, 1 of a kind chef knife so stay posted for details on that. Have a great weekend, y'all!
Made this one as a birthday present for my father in law from 15 layers of UHB20N & 15N20.
Think I need to build me a press -its a pain drawing that steel out... Well, hope he injoys it!
11 hours ago
Bracelet hand forged sterling silver with pearl and peg accents makes a perfect graduation 👩🎓 gift. Follow the link in bio to bracelets.
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I get asked about sharpening a lot. My response is always stones. As a knife maker, keeping the edge cool is super important to keep the temper of the steel and there are no worries of that with stones.... The other benefit as a maker is you have a wide, flat, work surface to stay desd flat on. Now for you non knife makers... I'll tell you right now- that sharpener you bought at the grocery store that you just pull the knife through? Yeah... Just go ahead and throw that away unless you want a dull knife faster. Sharpening stones are a tried and true method that has worked since humans started sharpening things. These days there are a ton to choose from... Because of the volume of work I do, I mostly use DMT diamond stones(these can also be used to flatten synthetic and natural stones). The benefit of these is they are dead flat...The DMTs arent cheap, but you likely wont wear them out... Then there are all sorts of synthetic stones. As of late have been finishing most everything on a 4000 grit shapton glass stone. In the synthetic stone realm you can spend a lot or a little, Either way they'll work, but will need flattened with use. Lastly, there are natural stones... These are beautiful pieces carved out of the land, that leave unique, hazy looking polished edge. But- they are the most expensive of the bunch and can be the most finicky. My current main set up is 400(only for unsharpend knived I made or super dull), 1000, and 4000 grit stones. As far as learning how- start by watching some YouTube videos- Bob Kramer has my favorite explanation, but I'll still go out and check out other people's style too... It takes a bit of practice, but to get a good working edge it isn't a hard skill to learn- yet its also something you can fine tune and grt even better at over the years with practice. There are fancier methods, and guided systems for you angle nerds with no hand strength(I'm just teasing, don't take it personal), and expensive machines.... But none is as rewarding as the age old technique of free hand sharpening on stones. Believe it or not, you're probably only here today because your ancestors down the line knew how... Thanks for coming to my ted talk.
This knife was my first go 'round with @diondamascus ... I've only worked with this steel a few times now, but I really enjoy the look. For knife users, you can treat the steel like any other carbon steel knife, but a coat of @axe_wax on the blade itself will help protect the look. I did that with this one, have used it for a while and it still looks pretty much the same as it did when I made it. For makers, here are a few tips/ observations from working with it... My first thought, is the core steel is thin and if you're going to forge, don't forge bevels at all... In my opnion the steel, while absolutely solid enough to withstand forging, is best suited for stock removal due to the thinner core layer of steel... Second tip- use fresh belts....this damascus has stainless in the blend... If you're not used to working with stainless it gums up abrasives quick. Last tip is go deep and take your time on on the etch/ final polish and you'll love the look! I have a few more custom orders using this steel down the line, and have a few small pieces that if i find time i might make some inventory with...