Monday, January 26, 2009

Tool-making Class with Elmer Roush

My blacksmithing education continued at a tool-making class I took this past weekend. As you can see from the photo, I had a great time. Blacksmithing makes me happy (and dirty!).

I knew that I couldn't really go off on a fun vacation without doing something to help my wife with the boys. So, I did what every self-respecting blacksmith does in times of need.  I called my mom! :-) Mom was a great help with the boys and I appreciate her allowing me to get away for this great class.

While I was having a blast learning how to weld an axe from Master BLacksmith Elmer Roush (, Mom helped make Valentines, built rockets, led a cleaning brigade and watched the boys on her own every morning so my wife could do her essential yoga practice. 

A great help indeed - Thanks, Mom!