Thursday, November 30, 2017

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Tomahawk by John Logan and Tomahawk Head by Stephanie Aust

I am a traditionally trained blacksmith and traditional craftsman, with my shop in Onondaga Michigan. I, along with my apprentice Stephanie Aust, specialize in weapons of the 19th century though also delve into time periods from the Ancient Celts to the beginning of the 20th century. Firearms, tomahawks, swords, knives, tools, etc. I will attach a few images, or you are welcome to check out my website 

The above mage is of a tomahawk I made for one of the Cherokee chiefs of North Carolina. Head forged from black powder rifle barrel, hand filed and engraved. Handle of quilted maple with red brass and silver inlays of dogwood flowers and traditional Cherokee designs.

A tomahawk head made by Stephanie - Based on a historical example with connection to the frontiersman Lewis Wetzel

Copy and photos supplied by John Logan.

Woven Garters by Jeanne McDonald

Photographed at a CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Guilford County, NC Hunting Pouch and Banded Powder Horn by Jeff Bibb

A nice bag and horn sets by Jeff Bibb - Guilford County NC style bag and banded horn based off of originals in Bill Ivey collection.  It is kind of hard to even express the quality feel of the workmanship in this set. Really top-notch.  The horn is very light and translucent.

Copy and photos supplied by Guy Montfort.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Rifle by Eric Kettenburg

Supplied photos.

Kentucky Rifle Foundation Scholarship to Canter's Cave Gunmakers' Workshop

The Kentucky Rifle Foundation will be sponsoring a scholarship to the Gunmakers' Workshop that will be taught by Ken Gahagan and Ian Pratt this coming January (13 - 19). Time is of the essence for those who are interested in applying. Here is the information on the scholarship:

Ian and I would like to inform all interested parties the Kentucky Rifle Foundation has graciously made available a full sponsorship for tuition room and board for our gunmaking class that will be held January 13-19th, 2018. In addition to $1075 allotted for these items an additional $500 will be awarded to the recipient to go toward or pay for their needed supplies such as the barrel, stock, lock and any other hardware etc. that may be needed to complete their project. This scholarship will be made to an individual between the ages of 18 and 30 in the attempt to promote and encourage the art and craft of muzzleloading rifle building to an interested young person who has an intense interest and desire to get involved or further their skills in the building of muzzleloaders. Gunbuilding or woodworking skills would of course to a great start, but are not required. Some hand tools would also be needed and it would be best to contact Ian or myself to get a better idea of what might be required. An essay of why you should be considered is required. Please include things like your building experience, what you would like to take away from this class and what your future plans may be in the area of gunbuilding and 18th century crafts plus anything else you feel is relevant. Because the award came through later than usual for this years class we require all essays be received by Ian or myself by December 15, 2017. The essays may be sent via email or USPS. We will contact the recipient of the award by December 20th so you can get your materials and your barrel inlet before the class. We may be able to help expedite this process. We are very hopeful we can get this together for this year, as well as provide this tremendous opportunity by the Kentucky Rifle Foundation in future years. Ken Gahagan


All Workshops are held at Canter's Cave on  1362 Caves Road in Jackson, Ohio. Students stay and work at the Harrison-Powell Lodge. Working hours are flexible, and all daily meals are prepared and served on site. The cost of meals and lodging is included in the fees for each class. This arrangement allows for students to more effectively focus on their projects. 

Copy supplied by Ken Gahagan, Ian Pratt and Canter's Cove.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Thursday, November 23, 2017

"Bless this House" by Ken Scott

Happy Thanksgiving from our house to yours.
Art, Jan and Robert

Antique Blanket

2 piece homespun blanket
AR embroidered initials

Photographed by Jan Riser.

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Fork and Spatular by Hershel House

Photographed at the 2014 Lake Cumberland Show by Jan Riser.

Plate by Lisa Crews

Photographed at the 2015 CLA Show by Jan Riser.

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Jug by Amanda Lipps

Photographed at the 2015 CLA Show by Jan Riser.