My name is Chris. I have a lot of hammers.
I am a Tucson native. I grew up in the desert on the Northwest side of town. Back then it was still mostly wild; the strip malls, tract homes, and retirement communities had not yet arrived.
I started learning about welding and fabrication in 2011. It was a midlife career change. Within a couple of years one friend lent me an anvil and another gave me a forge, and I started exploring what hot steel can be made to do. I got some help in October 2013 when I made friends with a retired local blacksmith named Tom Bredlow. Tom opened the door to all kinds possibilities, and I began to appreciate the depth of what I had gotten in to.
Nowadays I enjoy incorporating forgings and hand skills into my work.