I have been reluctant to make this post, but feel its the right thing to do. My "day job" has changed and I just don't have the time at the forge I once did. I also had gotten to the point where I had a good problem, orders were preventing me from doing any forging for myself, or allowing me to have any free time - so, st least for some time period, I am not going to be accepting orders. I definitely appreciate the business, and I am grateful for this community and I want to continue to participate in it. I have to believe that if any group can understand my decision to forge on my terms, it is this one. I am not going any where, I will still post things when I have something available and one day, hope to open the books again. This will just alleviate the pressure on my time for now, and let me forge some new things I have wanted to try and spend some time out doors myself. For those I have already committed a time frame to, I will still honor that. If you have an idea for something, let me know, if it sparks my interest, who knows I may decide it wold be fun to make if I have the time. If you are interested in one of my standard products, I will consider a wait list , or more accurately a contact list. Meaning if I do make the item I will contact the people on the list before posting the item as available. I will update this sticky if there are any changes.