October 2022

Metalsmith Stump

We had a beautiful pine tree. Unfortunately it had grown into the electric wires. So before it got worse we decided to have it cut down. But I saved one of the logs so I could make a metalsmith stump.
I've seen them on Instagram and they are awesome for stamping and hammering. Pine is not the best option but you gotta work with what you have!
The first step was debarking. This isn't easy! But I took my time with this and did a little bit each day. I bought this debarking tool off Amazon and it worked great! The edge is sharp enough to wedge under the bark.