Tim’s 350-square-foot workshop is located in Hillsboro, Oregon. He designed and constructed the shop himself.
One of Tim’s favorite work areas is the smith’s “work triangle” — the anvil, forge and post vise, that holds the tools and hot metal during the forging process. Tim did online research and visited with other smiths to find a suitable forge to build. It is one of the most efficiently-designed forges in service, and runs on clean-burning propane. His post vise came from an antique store and the anvil is from an old friend and it has a story of its own.
Tim’s primary tools are a hammer, tongs, scrolling fixtures, forming dies, a fly press and his welder. He makes many of his own tools for special designs and projects ... and that’s where the craft becomes art.