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"2017 Iron in the Hat"
Rules, Regulations & Requirements
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55 5 My build......
by anvil
Blacksmithing Articles for commentary
Use this to comment on newspaper & magazine articles or association newsletters.
70 6 Metal art
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
Break the Ice. Say Hello
Introduce yourself.
505 81 Hello
by Scrambler82
Blacksmithing for Beginners
Getting started in blacksmithing? For beginners in blacksmithing who need some encouragement.
284 33 New smith seeking the use of a forge.
by Fullangr Forging
Blacksmithing in General
A general Discussion on blacksmithing.
485 67 I need 10 ABANA members to nominate me for the board of directors.
by Scrambler82
Blacksmithing Folklore
Share historical stories and folklore about blacksmithing with others.
99 17 "The Village Blacksmith" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
by confederatemule
Members Handy Work
Backyard engineering and work a round's. What are you making? Gives us all the details.
388 65 Been awhile, just a few things I've worked on.
by NorrinRadd
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
341 44 The Chat Room !
by Scrambler82
"Video" Tutorials
How to videos including ABANA curriculums.
89 11 Great tutorial on a different way to do 90 degree bends
by Sparky48
     Blacksmith Journals
"Blacksmith Journals"
Hank Rearden Journal, Scrambler82 Journal, theengel's journal
Use your username to make a thread. Then journal your blacksmithing endeavors.
89 6 My Blacksmithing Journey
by Scrambler82
     Tools of the Blacksmiths Trade.
Anvils - Swage Blocks
Anvils, Swage blocks, general discussion, identification, best use and repairs.
357 45 Anvil For Sale... Ya RIGHT !
by Marc
Blacksmith Tool Restorations
Conversation Restorations. Anvils, Forges, Blowers etc. Shows us how you did it.
139 18 Restoring a 1860's vintage 147 lbs Fisher Anvil
by Hank Rearden
Blowers and Bellows
Controlling the heat and other techniques.
46 5 Champion Blower Question: Model 50
by Hank Rearden
Drills - Bending - Presses
Drill press, bend and scrolling tools, Hydraulic and hand presses
72 14 Band Saw, Metal Cutting, Small foot print !
by Scrambler82
Forges
Getting it hot and other keeping it workable.
298 34 Getting a rivet forge to work
by Marc
Hammers
Questions or comments on types of hammers. Power, hand held, striker etc...
104 19 Making a diagonal peen hammer
by Hank Rearden
Hardies, Tong and Chisels
And other tools for working metal.
54 16 using automotive coil springs to make drifts, punches and chisels
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.
115 23 I just added monkey tools to the tool kit
by Metalmelt
Vises and other holding tools
Post and leg vise. Bench Top and anvil vices
67 8 jib crane hoist on gantry crane for workshop
by barracane
     Around the Smithy
Setting up the Blacksmith Shop
Designs or features in your blacksmith shop that work for you.
88 8 Tell us about your blacksmith shop.
by Fullangr Forging
Blacksmithing Techniques
Bending, drawing, hammering, punching, scrolling, splitting, twisting, upsetting, welding
40 4 Consistency and repetition
by mtforge
Forge Fuel
Types of fuel for the forge.
49 12 Tractor Supply is now selling Coal.
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 prepare and preserve food and to show off one's affluence
by Yves
Artist -Sculptures & Jewerly etc...
This is a great place to share your latest work of art.
73 13 Decorative Hammer Mark Patterns
by Marc
Foundry - Casting - Pattern
A forum on the craft of cast metals and pattern making.
10 4 home foundry, melting with coal or coke
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 wheelwright can do watch this video.
by David Einhorn
     Bladesmithing and Armor
Armor
Armor and Armor making, helmets, chest plate, shields, etc...
0 0 No posts
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.
341 58 A few projects from the Forge.....
by Norseman C.B.
Swords and Swordsmithing
Armed swords, broad swords, Falchions, Long swords, samara swords
7 2 The Sword of Martin the Warrior.
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 about this guys bloomery video.
by Metalmelt
Tempering and Heat Treating
Share knowledge on temper or heat treating.
89 17 How does one heat treat via a saline bath?
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
81 14 4 BAR TWIST DAMASCUS KHYBER BOWIE
by Adamal0308
Non-Ferrous Metals
Aluminum, Brass & Bronze, Copper, Lead, Silver
50 12 Another candle holder
by Skarzs the Cave Troll
     Blacksmithing Club Talk & Events
Demonstrations & Hammer In's
Let others know about blacksmith demonstration or hammer ins by posting them here.
71 12 Williams Grove Historical Steam Engine Assoc Blacksmith shop Group interest?
by David Einhorn
Blacksmith Club Talk
Williams Grove Blacksmithing Group
Contact Hank Rearden to create a category for your blacksmith group. activity about your club.
122 17 Williams Grove Blacksmith Group
by Hank Rearden
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 Set - Made From Ball Peen Hammers - WIP
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 Association
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
0 0 No posts
Looking for Locally
Metal Supplies , Forge Fuels, Local Blacksmith Groups
Are you looking for something locally? Post your question in this category.
3 3 Central PA. Coal supply
by Hank Rearden


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