Mike Hoffmann spent his childhood in St. Cloud, MN learning how to make tools with his father in the garage. Blacksmithing was in the young boy's blood. He stuck with it and eventually became a full-time blacksmith and machinist by trade. He tours different festivals and enjoys teaching other his crafts. Mike has two shop locations and also participates in 1800s fur trade/period re-enactments for over 20 years.