Gas Saver Stand

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I am now back up and running with DSL broadband, so I can post the pictures of the gas saver stand as I promised Mele I would do.

? hook prices

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Hey, everyone. I haven't been actively on ArtMetal for a while, but I have been trying to keep up with the postings.

I have been making these hooks. I am not sure what is fair to charge for them. I am selling them mostly to friends and aquaintances.

Question about coal forge

Hey! can you possibly help me in this one question - how thick should be steel for firebowl , for example, 4 mm thick steel will not burn out?

SOFA Blacksmithing conference


Only five more days and I leave for the Southern Ohio Forge and Anvil (SOFA) QuadStates Roundup in Troy, Ohio. I can hardly wait! This is without a doubt one of the best blacksmithing conferences in the country. 

Back in the Saddle

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I'm finally back home and somewhat rested up from the Atlantic Coast Blacksmiths Conference at Ashokan, NY. What a truly great conference!

The featured demonstrators, Mark Aspery, Peter Ross and David Norrie were all very good, with different styles and deliveries, providing something to suit almost anyone. Mark Aspery's style of teaching seemed to suit my style of learning particularly well, as he focused on explaining the "why" of things rather than just the "how." I would love to spend some time taking instruction from him. I did pick up a copy of his book, "The Skills of A Blacksmith, Volume 1", and from what I have read so far it is a really excellent teaching tool for the beginning blacksmith and a great reference for the professional as well. I'm sure you'll all see me quoting from it in the future.

Off for a week

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Well, I'm allmost all packed-up and ready to go to the airport to head North. I'll try to get some good pictures at the conference to post when I get back. No laptop on this trip, so I'll be incommunicado except by cellphone (maybe) until I return. Y'all play nice while I;m gone, okay?

moroccan blacksmith

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Hand-Forged Floral Picture Frame

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Hand-Forged Floral Picture Frame

This is a hand-forged picture frame. Hammered iron and flowers.

Custom Hand-Forged Interior Iron Peacock Gate

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Custom Hand-Forged Interior Iron Peacock Gate

Custom interior gate hand-forged for my home. It blocks off the first floor and opens down to the basement. The peacocks were hand-forged also and very detailed. I do not have a close-up detailed photo of this gate.