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"2017 Iron in the Hat"
Rules, Regulations & Requirements
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32 4 IITH - 2017
by theengel
Blacksmithing Articles for commentary
Use this to comment on newspaper & magazine articles or association newsletters.
36 4 Smithing in 1693
by jmccustomknives
Break the Ice. Say Hello
Introduce yourself.
445 71 New here
by magnet
Blacksmithing for Beginners
Getting started in blacksmithing? For beginners in blacksmithing who need some encouragement.
248 30 Assess your skill level
by jmccustomknives
Blacksmithing in General
A general Discussion on blacksmithing.
367 57 Looking for someone to outsou...
by theengel
Blacksmithing Folklore
Share historical stories and folklore about blacksmithing with others.
99 17 "The Village Blacksmith" by H...
by confederatemule
Members Handy Work
Backyard engineering and work a round's. What are you making? Gives us all the details.
330 56 Projects from Troll Forge
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
Shop Safety is for Everyone
Help others avoid dangerous mistakes. Share your experience.
34 9 tools to make tools
by NorrinRadd
Thoughts and Ideas
What's on your mind. Anything that doesn't fit elsewhere can go here.
Moderators:Hank Rearden
224 30 What Else Do You Do
by Metalmelt
"Video" Tutorials
How to videos including ABANA curriculums.
89 11 Great tutorial on a different...
by Sparky48
     Tools of the Blacksmiths Trade.
Anvils - Swage Blocks
Anvils, Swage blocks, general discussion, identification, best use and repairs.
252 37 Striking Anvils
by Btolle
Blacksmith Tool Restorations
Conversation Restorations. Anvils, Forges, Blowers etc. Shows us how you did it.
128 18 Restoration of a Champion Riv...
by Hank Rearden
Blowers and Bellows
Controlling the heat and other techniques.
46 5 Champion Blower Question: Mo...
by Hank Rearden
Drills - Bending - Presses
Drill press, bend and scrolling tools, Hydraulic and hand presses
39 11 Making a hydraulic forging pr...
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
Forges
Getting it hot and other keeping it workable.
242 32 A case against a brake drum f...
by Duce
Hammers
Questions or comments on types of hammers. Power, hand held, striker etc...
79 17 Types of Blacksmith Hammers
by Duce
Hardies, Tong and Chisels
And other tools for working metal.
47 15 Some west Texas yard sale fin...
by Hank Rearden
Jigs-N-Rigs & other Blacksmith Tools
There's more than one way to skin a cat. Show how you solved a fabrication issue.
104 22 2x72 finished
by Hank Rearden
Vises and other holding tools
Post and leg vise. Bench Top and anvil vices
41 6 Post Vice Table
by Metalmelt
     Around the Smithy
Setting up the Blacksmith Shop
Designs or features in your blacksmith shop that work for you.
37 7 Making an anvil stand from a ...
by Metalmelt
Blacksmithing Techniques
Bending, drawing, hammering, punching, scrolling, splitting, twisting, upsetting, welding
21 3 Forge Welding?
by jmccustomknives
Forge Fuel
Types of fuel for the forge.
47 12 Free Coal to the First Taker
by jmccustomknives
     Blacksmith - Disiplines
Architectural and Function
Show what unique and interesting tools and hinges, latches, hooks or what ever and tell us about it.
21 5 The Dutch Crowns, usefull to ...
by Yves
Artist -Sculptures & Jewerly etc...
This is a great place to share your latest work of art.
68 13 Decorative Hammer Mark Patter...
by theengel
Foundry - Casting - Pattern
A forum on the craft of cast metals and pattern making.
10 4 home foundry, melting with co...
by Hank Rearden
Farriers
Horse shoes, corrective and general. Mobile forges and shops.
11 2 Are all farrier rasps equal?
by omegaman66
Wheelrights & Carriage Makers
A specialized blacksmith for animal drawn carts, wagons and coaches etc...
5 2 If you want a feel of what a ...
by David Einhorn
     Bladesmithing and Armor
Armor
Armor and Armor making, helmets, chest plate, shields, etc...
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Medieval Weapon Making
Blunt weapons like clubs and maces, war hammers and picks, polearm and pikes
32 4 OLD HUNK OF METAL
by jmccustomknives
Bladesmithing: Daggers & Knives
Daggers & Knife making interest.
301 53 Scored a couple of 12" contac...
by Metalmelt
Swords and Swordsmithing
Armed swords, broad swords, Falchions, Long swords, samara swords
7 2 The Sword of Martin the Warri...
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
     Metalurgy
Alchemy
flux, welding compounds, brine, soft water, metal protectors, rust removers...
12 4 Borax Flux Compound
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
Iron Finish Work
Patina to paints, finishing your work to completion.
0 0 No posts
Smelting - Bloomery - Furnace
Iron Ore & Bronze smelting and bloomery. Backyard crucibles and blast furnaces.
19 4 I don't know what to think ab...
by Metalmelt
Tempering and Heat Treating
Share knowledge on temper or heat treating.
89 17 How does one heat treat via a...
by Hank Rearden
Welding Brazing and Soldering
Making things stick.
30 7 Which MIG welder to buy?
by jmccustomknives
     Types of Metal / Alloys
What's this made of?
Found good scrap metal I don't know what kind of metal it is. Ask for help.
42 5 Mystery files
by Metalmelt
Ferrous Metals
Carbon & Mild Steel Alloys, Cast & Wrought Iron, Damascus Steel, Stainless Steel
72 12 Stainless Steel Sculpture
by Hank Rearden
Non-Ferrous Metals
Aluminum, Brass & Bronze, Copper, Lead, Silver
50 12 Another candle holder
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
     Blacksmithing Events & Happenings
Demonstrations & Hammer In's
Let others know about blacksmith demonstration or hammer ins by posting them here.
47 9 Williams Grove Historical Ste...
by jmccustomknives
Blacksmith Club Talk
Post information and the latest activity about your club.
36 7 Alabama Forge Council
by jmccustomknives
Past IITH Online events
2015 IITH Particpants, 2016 IITH
This forum is dedicated to the past IITH events sponsored by our forum.
204 19 Handled Hot Cutter and Punch ...
by NorrinRadd
     Blacksmith Associations & Forum Links
Blacksmith Association Links
A.B.A.N.A. Forum, - Appalachian Blacksmith Association, - FABA Conference, - Florida Artist Blacksmith Association , - Houston Area Blacksmith Association, - Indiana Blacksmithing, - NOMMA, - North West Blacksmith Association , - Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmiths Association, - Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association
Find a blacksmith association near you.
5 1 Indiana Blacksmiths Associati...
by Hank Rearden
Blacksmith Forums, Resources & Historical Reference
- Aastragal Press, - Backyard Metal Casting, - Dills Tavern Historical Org, - Iron Age Crafts, - Sousa Tool Steel reference chart, - Survival Manual
Contact us to add your Blacksmith related forum or blog to this section or our forum.
3 1 check this out!
by stuarttheblacksmith
Educational Schools
Adirondack Folk School, - Appalachain Center for Craft, - Arrow Head Forge School, - Augusta Heritage Center, - Carroll County Farm Museum, - Center for Metal Arts, - Clifton Forge School of the Arts, - Jacksonville Center for the Arts, - John C. Campbell Folk School, - National Ornamental Metal Museum, - New England School of Metalwork, - Ozark Knife Makers, - Peters Valley Craft Center, - Rochester ARC & Flame Center, - Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing
Post your classes available
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