I live in a little old house on the outskirts of Chicago. It's one of the smallest houses in town but its my own and outback in the shop I make blades, tools, bows, and anything else I need.
I started out studying Japanese methods of forging and finishing, which I usually stick to regardless of what style blade I'm making.
I'm always looking for materials and tools! I don't work on any schedule or do commissions, as I take my own time and make what I feel like making.