Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 3

Now that the blade was shaped and a guard was in place, it was time for the big (for me) challenge: the handle. My experience making handles is rather limited. I've made two during my first knife class (made from slabs of wood) and one during my sword class (cut into two slabs for a... Continue Reading →

Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 2

As I mentioned last week, I've worked on a project for an old student of mine as a wedding present. After the process of forging the blade, I had two important parts to finish, even if they weren't very big: the guard and the handle. The guard presented it's own challenge for me. I've only... Continue Reading →

Forging the Confection Cleaver: Part 1

One of the coolest (or most annoying) parts about being a blacksmith: having someone tell you of a project they have in mind. Some of these projects are fun, push your knowledge of the craft into new venues, and test your skills. I didn't expect a project to push me this hard to come from... Continue Reading →

The Problem of Blacksmithing Books

As a librarian, research is my thing. If someone asks for information, I usually point them to a book or some other credible resource. I hunt down information and hand it off to whoever needs it and think nothing of it. Sometimes, though, "credible resources" aren't so credible, especially when it comes to blacksmithing books.... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes As An NPC

When not playing the games I've recently reviewed, I've had my hands full with a few things that are coming up that will impact my ability to post over the coming weeks. I know some of you are actually following my weekly posts, so please accept my apology in advance that I may be missing... Continue Reading →

Braum’s Beer Pretzels (Braumetzels)

By Enji, 13 December 2015 Last week I was at the Sangawa Project in Pittsburgh, PA with our Sticky Bunton affiliates meeting new people, hanging out at panels, and, most importantly, spreading the goodness of freshly baked goods. Several days before the convention I decided that I was going to, you guessed it, make another... Continue Reading →

Behind the Scenes: Blacksmithing R&D

Going into blacksmithing, I knew there would be a number of experiments to perform, trial designs, and failed ideas. After a few experiments over the past few months, I thought I'd share a few with you. ==Project #1: Ring Knife== A week after I took my first blacksmithing class, I visited my mother for Thanksgiving... Continue Reading →

Teemo’s Shroom Poppers

By Enji, 02 November 2015 Happy Halloween or All Saints Day, depending when I get this post out (Looking like it's going to be a couple days late). Normally I'm particular about the clockwork timing of this syndication, but recent events and LCS Worlds have made it a bit more difficult to get this post... Continue Reading →

Fried Kench

By Enji, 24 October 2015 I've done a lot of desserts as of late, and that's not exactly healthy. It's tasty, sure, but not healthy. This week's recipe will be one of our first entrees to make together, but it's going to take all of us to catch the elusive and nigh ungankable Tahm Kench.... Continue Reading →

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