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If you are interested in learning about the blacksmith's craft, you have come to the right place. Our goal is to keep the art of blacksmithing alive and pass those skills on to future generations.
If you are interested in learning about the blacksmith's craft, you have come to theright place. Our goal is to keep the art ofblacksmithing alive and pass those skills on to future generations.

Forging Photos from Meetings

The following photos are from the February 2019 Open Forge. The project was to make cutoff hardy tools.





Above are the blanks of 4130 steel for 4 hardy tools.On the lower one the stem of one tool has been drawn out.




Roger King is drawing the stem on the hardy tool using the spare tire power hammer.

A video of the forging can be viewed here.





The finished forging ready for final cold finishing.




The following photos are from the September 2019 meeting.

Butch Sheely sinking the bowl of a coffee spoon into a block of wood.


Two views of a finished coffee spoon. This one is wrought iron.


A little show and tell by members after the meeting.


Above new smith Aedon forging an S-hook at the July 2021 meeting. Our first meeting in over a year at Kathy Davidson's smithy in Toledo, OH. Aedon's finished hook below. Nice job Aedon.


A new smith tries his hand at the forge during the November 20, 2021 meeting.


The following photos from the 09/16/2023 tong making workshop. Several forging stations were setup and new smiths each made a pair of tongs. Thanks to Mel Hoch for hosting the event at his smithy.


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