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IITH Sign up
Post count me in here to join the IITH for 2016
16 1 2016 Sign Up
by Hank Rearden
"2017 Iron in the Hat"
Rules, Regulations & Requirements, Participants
Sign up is starting now! Join the challenge.
18 3 2016 IITH Completed Projects
by Hank Rearden
Blacksmithing Articles for commentary
Use this to comment on newspaper & magazine articles or association newsletters.
33 4 Smithing in 1693
by Dominic
Break the Ice. Say Hello
Introduce yourself.
384 63 Hello everybody
by Hank Rearden
Blacksmithing for Beginners
Getting started in blacksmithing? For beginners in blacksmithing who need some encouragement.
138 21 4ft saw
by Dustin Stephens
Blacksmithing in General
A general Discussion on blacksmithing.
304 49 Need more blacksmiths
by mtforge
Blacksmithing stories,
Share historical stories and folklore about blacksmithing with others.
97 16 Blacksmith Ledger from Mcclur...
by Hank Rearden
Members Handy Work
Backyard engineering and work a round's. What are you making? Gives us all the details.
316 54 a few from a beginner
by Bubba682
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
206 26 A new workshop
by Hank Rearden
"Video" Tutorials
How to videos including ABANA curriculums.
88 11 Great tutorial on a different...
by Hank Rearden
Jokes, Politics More Jokes etc...
Keep it PG and post your nonsense and have some fun.
25 7 Cow
by Dominic
     Tools of the Blacksmiths Trade.
Anvils - Swage Blocks
Anvils, Swage blocks, general discussion, identification, best use and repairs.
194 31 Homemade anvils.
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
Blacksmith Tool Restorations
Conversation Restorations. Anvils, Forges, Blowers etc. Shows us how you did it.
126 18 Wheel
by NorrinRadd
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
34 11 Making a hydraulic forging pr...
by Hank Rearden
Forges
Getting it hot and other keeping it workable.
232 31 Induction Forge
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
Hammers
Questions or comments on types of hammers. Power, hand held, striker etc...
65 15 Have you dressed up your Forg...
by Hank Rearden
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
32 5 Post Vice Table
by Kiwi tussock
     Around the Smithy
Setting up the Blacksmith Shop
Designs or features in your blacksmith shop that work for you.
28 7 Making an anvil stand from a ...
by jmccustomknives
Blacksmithing Techniques
Bending, drawing, hammering, punching, scrolling, splitting, twisting, upsetting, welding
7 1 Forging Wall Hooks
by Hank Rearden
Forge Fuel
Types of fuel for the forge.
45 11 Coal Score
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
     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.
65 12 Birthday present for wife
by Hank Rearden
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.
272 48 Tools, Heat Treat, and materi...
by Dominic
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.
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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.
67 15 Spark Test from the book "Too...
by Metalmelt
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.
29 3 Gifted a large saw blade
by Dustin Stephens
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.
31 8 Williams Grove Historical Ste...
by Metalmelt
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.
202 19 Cold/Engraving Chisels- Skarz...
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
     Blacksmith Associations & Forum Links
Blacksmith Association Links
A.B.A.N.A. Forum, Appalachian Blacksmith Association, Florida Artist Blacksmith Association , Houston Area Blacksmith Association, North West Blacksmith Association , Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmiths Association, Upper Midwest Blacksmith Association
Find a blacksmith association near you.
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     Forums / Websites of Interest
Sousa Tool Steel reference chart - - No posts
Blacksmith Forums, Blogs & Reference
Backyard Metal Casting, FABA Conference, 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
Arrow Head Forge School
Post your classes available
2 1 Lessons in Blacksmithing
by Arrow Head
     FAQS:
FAQS about Blacksmith Tool Shed Classifieds
Frequently asked Questions about Blacksmith Tool Shed.
Moderators:Hank Rearden
15 12 Artisan Blacksmiths can sell ...
by Hank Rearden


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