Joe Meineke

blacksmith

The Old Rugged (iron) Cross

These crosses make very nice gifts and are fun to make too.  I use 1/2″ mild-steel bar stock for these crosses and 1020 steel bases. One fun fact about these crosses is what’s inside!  I first drill a 5/16″ hole in the bottom of the cross to a depth of about 3/4″.  I then fill [...]

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A Bench for the Wife

This is a project I completed last summer for my wife.  She wanted a simple bench that we could use at our kitchen table to accommodate our growing family. My inspiration for this design came in part from a highly skilled professional blacksmith, Jeff Gawell, who owns The Forge at Cedar Hill. His spiral staircase rails are [...]

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