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January 13, 2021
Tooling Around from Appalachian Quilts

Some days when you are working on smaller projects, it just seems like tinkering.  At the end of the day you have accomplished several things, but none of them are that big feeling of accomplishment.  Such was the case for Hubs.  He had been asked to create several small things, but it didn't give him the *wow* factor he gets when he smiths larger projects.

First, there was the sword.  He has made the two older grandsons wooden swords and some that were in our online shop.  (Speed Demon isn't even a year old yet, so he hasn ...

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July 5, 2020
En Garde! from Appalachian Quilts

While fencing (which we will now refer to as sword fighting, because it just sounds way cooler) actually is believed to trace it's roots back to Spain in the 12th century, France has actually dominated the sport for hundreds of years.  En Garde signals to your opponent to be ready - or as we like to say when we play "ready or not, here I come".

We have a grandson who is obsessed with all things 'manly'.  He loves power tools, tractors....and swords.  His birthday is this month, so Hubs thought it would be a good idea to make ...

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May 20, 2020
From the Manshop from Appalachian Quilts

Hubs had been making things to take to all the homesteader gatherings we were going to.  We were vending and in addition to the things I would be taking, he was looking to jumpstart his business.  As an increasing number of them have been getting cancelled, I was feeling a little pressure to get his items listed on the website. 

It's not easy being me - I am webmaster, order filler, buyer, quilter, soapmaker, candle maker, gardener...I wear a lot of hats!  But I wouldn't have it any other way.  

So, I bit the bullet.  I had already ...

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December 17, 2019
From the Workshop from Appalachian Quilts

I finally set up a page on the website to sell the items Hubs and Prodigal Son are making in the workshop.  So far, most of what they have made have been requested by yours truly due to customer requests.  I have somewhat kept them from turning out the designs they have in their heart to do.  While I should 'probably' leave them alone, I just can't help myself!  :)

The first item I had them make was a garden dibbler.  A dibbler is used to plant seeds or bulbs.  The notches on it start at 1/2" and then ...

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