There’s lots of old treasures to be found buried on the homestead. Came across some 100 year old spring steel and wanted to try my hand at crafting a little rustic utility blade from it. Mostly done with hand tools (a LOT of filing) and without a proper forge. The hardness turned out well enough to take a good edge and resist chipping. Hair-shaving sharp! Smalls steps towards learning more about metalwork and blacksmithing.
We figured out how to build stairs, yay! We added the finishing touches to the front of our workshop by finally adding a set of stairs to our matching deck and doors. The old stairs were just as shoddy as the old deck and doors – a narrow and steep ascent up slippery and rotting wood. It’s a small alteration, but every little improvement to our old homestead brings a smile to our faces whenever we see it or take pleasure in using it. Project compete, skills gained, and XP FTW.