I get a LOT of requests for information related
(Now available on the main Wareham Forge site.)
This is a short list of some of the most useful suppliers and sources for the beginning Blacksmith - a list I compiled for students of my 'Introduction to Blacksmithing' course. Centred on Ontario, but many of the suppliers have internet sites.
There is now a special section of the web site devoted to
EXPERIMENTAL IRON SMELTING
- experiment reports, guides and commentaries.
Added to my links to other artisan makers. A short
list only - these are friends that I think do exceptional work
Quad State is a great regional blacksmith's conference. It is held annually in Troy Ohio by the Southern Ohio chapter of ABANA. Normally its the 4th weekend in September (about the 25th). I consider this one of the best values in smithing education. Four demonstrators are selected mainly for their ability to DEMONSTRATE (rather than just their fame). Always : Traditional Work / Bladesmithing / Contemporary (often air hammer) and Non Ferrous Metalwork. Open teaching stations. HUGE tool swap area. Cost for the weekend is roughly $ 50 US. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
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