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  • Oct112011

    The Creative Life- Problems & Enthusiasm

    Awesome Print by Reconstructing Ideas on Etsy $20 We’ve been thinking a lot about enthusiasm lately. Some days we are spilling over with excitement; and other days… ummm not so much. It’s usually on the latter days that we rally ourselves with a pep talk. We can do it! Yes we can! We decided that enthusiasm is the answer. After

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  • Oct032011

    all in a day

    today milk cows (Ben) get children up & ready prep for office assistant (Kate) shoot cow & cut up (Ben) make jewelry box, necklace & spy scope (Kate & Hazel) eat leftover Chinese cut up old barn wood for moose antlers (Ben) finish welding deer heads (Ben) read & ponder The Creative Class (Kate) follow up

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  • Sep282011

    thrill is in the air (and a lot of fungi)

    greetings friends! It’s a bit soggy up here on the hill. The rain keeps gushing down from the sky. Besides a driveway that would rather be a creek- we’re doing well. Our neighbors in Bloomsburg are still cleaning up after a devastating flood. It is overwhelming to witness the power of nature. Some houses in town look like they were

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  • Jul292011

    All New Work by Ben & Kate Gatski

    Here is a sampling of our new work. We were inspired by some metal we had here, the idea of “reverence for trades & industry” and a desire to make something with our old pick up truck. Feel free to peruse here on The Steel Fork or have a peak at our Etsy shop to check out all that’s new!

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  • Jul282011

    Start to Finish- From Truck to Table

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ALVWYZR607E This is our very first video “live from the shop.” Watch Ben take off the bed from our old pick up truck and make a coffee table and two side tables with it- start to finish. This will give you a feel for what happens every day here in the shop. Enjoy!

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  • Jun262011

    Rural Adventures- The Tractor Pull

    I love reading about what you’re doing these summer weekends. From what I “hear,” you’re going to farmers markets, carnivals and arts festivals.  You’re eating ice cream, gobbling berries and enjoying big breakfasts. Hooray for you! It is summer after all– and summer is so delightfully indulgent. Let’s go at it with gusto! For some, this idea of “full throttle”

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  • Jun242011

    News from Gatski Mt. Heaquarters “The Shop”

    happy summer! We can’t believe it. It’s high time we bring you some news from Gatski headquarters- .  Winter was cold, cold, cold which morphed into wet, wet, wet and then BAM! Summertime! Spring nearly passed us by with an endless stream of orders.  Over 100 metal deer and moose heads were hand

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  • Jan272011

    New Work by Ben & Kate Gatski

    Introducing our new work! We emerged from our winter slumber to do some imagining, sketching and creating. Here are the results… 1. Box Shelf Table 2. Hewn & Hammered Beam Table 3. Beam Shelves 4. Big O Console Table 5. Steel & Barn Coffee Table We’ve had lots of fun trying out new table designs. The addition of wood elements

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  • Jan142011

    New Year, New Baby, New Work

    Happy New Year my friends! We enjoyed a busy holiday season here on The Steel Fork- scurrying about to get  your orders to you on time. We may have “over-scurried.”  We all got a little sick post-holiday. Thankfully, we’re now well rested and ready for business. First off, our most exciting news… we’re expecting our third child in late May!

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  • Oct302010

    All New on The Steel Fork

    Happy Autumn Friends! I hope this note finds you well. The fall foliage has been gorgeous up here on the hill. Besides gazing at the vibrant leaves, we’ve been occupied with orders for moose heads and deer heads and…. new work. Wait no longer, here are some of our fun new designs. 1. Ford Tractor Hood Side Table 2. Hanging

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