Kyle and his assistant Kallen doing a double jack to form a table leg. In this technique, Kyle hits the steel with his everyday 2 lb hammer to show Kallen where to hit with his heavy mover, an 8 lb sledge hammer. In the studio, this leg could be shaped on the power hammer in one heat. Using this ancient human-powered technique, it took four to five heats per leg.
Just a classic Rassawek moment.
Kyle made a brand of the Rassawek logo and used it to burn the logo into cedar shingles created on site. The shingles were cut using early industrial equipment, including a steam-powered tractor. You can see video of these machines in action on our Instagram page.
Blacksmiths at work.
Kyle's using the stump of his anvil to dish out a flower he forged, giving it some three-dimensional depth.
Most of the shows we did this spring were fairly small events, so it's been a while since we set up our full booth. It's fun to see what elements we've kept and what's changed since the last time.