Briar Kit wrote:devinganger wrote:My son Alaric would be ecstatic to get a stocking full of coal for Christmas.
Of course, he's into blacksmithing and finally has a home forge set up after 3 years of teaching the Metalworking merit badge at a local Scout Camp...
Way cool. Practical smithing or artistic work? Live in an old cottage and have a number of bespoke pieces made by blacksmiths. Some really beautiful work.
Right now, more practical pieces, suitable for 12-15 year old boys to accomplish in 4-6 hours of work -- spatulas, hooks, things like that. Like most teenagers, he wants to move on to swords and knives, but he is looking at ornamental pieces and how he would accomplish them.