A brief tour of the new space.

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We have teamed up with our good friend Paige French over the past months and done a couple of projects to document our new shop and surroundings. She and her husband John and their wonderful family have meant a great deal to us and have been some our biggest supporters and cheerleaders.

Paige has a wonderful eye for the moment-in-image and seems to capture the everyday objects that regularly surround Luke and me with a view that helps me be more mindful of the 'ordinary.' 

Entering the main doors and looking straight ahead: our two anvils. 

The Peddinghaus that my father gave me

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and the Soderfors with which Luke and his father started their adventures in smithing. 

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Forges and grinders to the left:

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On the right, the drill press and doorway to the handling room.

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Our current best friend.

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Below the shop, we have been in the process of clearing out some of the undergrowth and marveling at the 'hidden' oaks.

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It has been a great deal of work to get here. But I think that we are going to stay for quite a while...