littleblacksmith

Farewell. At least for a couple years.

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I'm thinking I should take a break from the site I'm not sure it's what it used to be, or maybe I'm not what I used to be. I'd like to thank most of y'all for being as helpful, encouraging, and as generous as y'all have been. Y'all have helped me be a better smith and a better person mostly. Y'all have encouraged me when i needed encouragement and have given me pointers when I needed critique. I'm going to be off of iforge for a while maybe a year or two and I will check in then and see what the site is like then. Those of you if you ever need to contact me I have given you my number or we are acquainted on other online platforms. Thanks again for everything I'm not sure I would be where I am today if it wasn't for y'all.

Keep the forge hot and the anvils ringing, I know I will.

Mark

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I know I loved seeing what you were making as both encouragement and inspiration. You have added a lot and grown tremendously in skill since I've been here.

I wish you all the best in your time away and will try to keep in touch,

Aric aka Das

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I'm sure going to miss drooling over your latest pieces Mark but I understand needing to move on or make a change or take a break. Been there plenty of times myself.  

Be well brother, don't be a stranger.

Frosty The Lucky.

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Common thing to do.   See Gafiate. (from Getting Away From It All)

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We'll miss seeing your fine work and contributions. Best wishes on your future endeavors.

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Best of luck, my friend. See you around.

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Greetings Mark, 

     IFI is like a good book on blacksmithing. You put it on the shelf for a while but your curiosity will get the best of you and you will revisit it in the future. You will do well. 

As I always say. 

Forge on and make beautiful things 

Jim

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I am very envious of young smiths such as yourself that have the talent and perhaps the time to invest in this craft. You have grown expedentially in a short period of time. Stay true, stay humble, as you appear to be and at every opportunity share your talent when you can. I am a bit of a geezer that has toyed in this arena for a number of years and am nowhere close to your ability. God speed young man. 

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Just picked up on this one. If you're still reading Mark, all the best for the future. Your blacksmithing skills are remarkable and we will miss your inspirational posts. Keep safe.

 

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