John Lee, AKA The Kilted Blacksmith:
I have always loved working with my hands. I made leather crafts as a teen, was a silversmith as a young adult and now I work forging recycled and new iron and steel into items for the home and garden. I scour garage sales, First Monday in Canton and some of Texas’ finest scrap yards in search of the raw materials for my creations. My line of herb choppers began their lives as worn out (for their intended use) farrier’s rasps.
I recently retired from a Dallas area fire department after 25 years and now spend my days working in my shop making practical, fun, and whimsical items that please my eye and I hope will please you as well. I also volunteer at Dallas Heritage Village doing blacksmithing demonstrations a few times a month alongside their master blacksmith Fred Christenson.