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Rich Waugh - Friday, September 13, 2013 - 11:12amblacksmithing
I just finished up this fossil mount for a client. The ammonite fossil slab is about 22'x28"x3" and weighs a bit over a hundred pounds, I would guess. The size and weight made designing a wall mounting system a bit of a challenge, but I finally decided to mount it much as though it was a big precious stone set in a piece of jewelry. The prongs are silicon bronze and the remainder is stainless steel, as it is mounted on an outdoor gallery wall and has to be rust proof.
Rich Waugh - Monday, April 22, 2013 - 7:40pmblacksmithing | forging | Tools
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Check out this news story on scissor-making in China. In the video clip, the smith puts the steel into an old brick forge and heats it - in an induction coil!
Iceforge - Thursday, March 28, 2013 - 2:18pmblacksmithing | copper foldforming | forging | Garden | iron work | metal arts | ornamental | sculpture | twist | yard
Freeform Power Hammer Forging with Jon Ledford – Saturday, April 20, 2013
Iceforge - Monday, March 25, 2013 - 9:44amArt | blacksmithing | copper | foldorming | hammered metal | iron | jewelry | metal | metals studio | power hammer | workshops
The Spring Schedule of workshops is now available.
Center for Metal Arts 2013 Spring Workshop Schedule
Register now for workshops that provide hands-on learning from experienced teachers in a congenial and supportive atmosphere. Explore the metal arts in applications from sculpting and forging to jewelry.
Rich Waugh - Friday, March 1, 2013 - 7:25pmblacksmithing | finishing | furniture
For quite a while my wife Sally has been asking me to make her a stand for this wooden box she has. After some years of procrastinating I finally got around to doing something about it. Of course, as I so often do, a simple project turned into something much more complex once I got started. The final result is absurd overkill for the intended purpose, but I do like the result.
Quinten Rhea - Monday, February 11, 2013 - 3:51pmBlacksmithing blacksmithing | Metat art
Joe B - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 - 9:25amblacksmithing | guild | instruction
Recent article in the newspaper about our local blacksmith guild. Check it out.
Rich Waugh - Thursday, August 30, 2012 - 8:04pmblacksmithing | Conference | demonstrations
Hot ziggety damn, it's that time of year again! In just three weeks I'll be off to my favorite conference.
The Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA) will be hosting their annual QuadStates Roundup from Friday, September 21 through Sunday, September 23 at the Miami County Fairgrounds in Troy, OH. This is one of the premier conferences for blacksmiths in the U.S. and it's a "must attend" event for me. I'm delighted that my health will allow me to attend and connect once again with all my friends and other smiths from around the country.
byJohan se - Wednesday, April 18, 2012 - 11:40amblacksmith | blacksmithing | johan | jonsson | metal | Nails | people | sheet
Rich Waugh - Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 4:24pmblacksmithing | files | Tools
You gotta check this out - almost a tutorial on how to forge your own file.