Coal Bin

Old Man Forge  – A State of Mind

The Coal  Bin is a place to put store fuel for this Forge.

Old Forge

The Old Man got a bit older

2017 ended up being the beginning of a bad time for the Old Man. Things really reared up the first day of September 2017 and persisted through 2018. In September health issues first made themselves known. Tests the next several months revealed the seriousness. By December the Old Man received a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. In January 2018 a 9 hour surgery took place. Now in February Chemotherapy begins. For all these months family, friends and God have been my support.  Though I feel a bit older I will be working hard to defeat this.

Help Me at Purple Stride Detroit

Gary's Gang Clobbering CA19-9 with Gary

I am being treated for pancreatic cancer. I have chosen to participate in Purple Stride Detroit 2018 on May 20th.  Please help me with your support as a participating Strider in this un-timed   5K Walk/Run. If you can’t be there please make a donation or become a virtual Strider.   Watch my video below. Click here to visit the My Team Page!

Become a Follower of Old Man Forge!

Use the follow Me button at the left to become a subscriber to Old Man Forge. You will receive automatic emails when something new has been Posted.

Old Man Forge’s handmade Jewelry

Many inquiries have been received to purchase a bracelet, ring, necklace, key ring fob or wall hook

Unique jewelry items made from old flatware utensils are now highlighted on this website. You can  jump to them by clicking this word;  Jewerly Post.

Most of the creations available for purchase are shown on this site in various ‘Posts‘.  Those Posts  also provide purchasing information and show images of various items. You can also use the site menu or do a site search  to locate them. Another quick means to find them is by Clicking the image below as that will take you  the page of a Post that shows images.

Silver plated utensil braclets
Silver plated utensils made into Bracelets and other jewelry items can be found by clicking this image

 If you use the Posts option in the Menu at the top you can scroll through past Posts that have been made.

Over time this spot might get filled with little pieces of useless information, or other tidbits that raise my interest, or possibly my anger at policies or events that recently occurred! Occasionally I’ll move things or  may even totally eliminate them too.

A primary goal is to provide a showcase of the interesting wonders that are around us.  With Old Man Forge I will share the things I’ve done, the places I been and things I find interesting.

One goal will be to attempt to keep drama out of Old Man Forge. Old Man Forge isn’t a place to offend anyone. With Old man Forge I intend to refrain from listing full names of family and friends, although occasionally that can’t be helped.  Photos of family and friends will also be kept to a minimum. 

Comments on posts is one of the big drama issues on all the social media sharing sites. Old Man Forge will limit commenting to only a very few posts. Old Man Forge doesn’t believe in providing a verbal battle ground for opposing points of view. Old Man Forge might not be able to be fully compliant with the adage “if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all”, but Old Man Forge is gonna’ try real hard!


Old Man Forge  can be accessed by entering in your browser’s address bar. I’ve purchased the domain name!

A State of Mind