Wednesday April 8, 2015
From the Tour: North East Tour
7:20pm - Albany, New York

Today was awesome. We cut metal then did “hot work “– which in metal working terms means heating up the metal and hammering it. James and I did double hammering which is synchronized hammering – Mike heats up the metal while James hammers the spot and I come in right after him with my hammer. We do this like a dance – conscious of the other craftsman’s rhythm and movement with his tool and the metal taking shape.

Thursday April 9, 2015
From the Tour: North East Tour
11:00am - Albany, New York

Breakfast at City Line restaurant and did the interview with James.

This guy has lead a fascinating life – educated as a physicist then turned to art and has an encyclopedic knowledge of all things medieval armor. It’s unreal!

Thursday April 9, 2015
From the Tour: North East Tour
3:35pm - Albany, New York

After the interview and a breakfast of eggs & bacon , we finish up the three-piece breastplate and maybe, just maybe, I tried it on for size…