Al Stephens

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About Al Stephens

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    North Alabama
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    Forging, wood, glass, copper, aluminum

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  1. Al Stephens

    Athens Forge 2019

    The Athens Forge, a member of the Alabama Forge Council, will have it's next meeting Sat. Jan.26, 2019 starting at 9AM. Al Stephens will be doing a demonstration on forging basic tongs. The demo will be followed by open forge time for AFC members to forge tongs. Material will be available. The rest of the meeting plans for 2019 will also be announced. There will be an Iron In The Hat Drawing. For directions or other info about Athens Forge, visit www.athensforge.com, visit the Facebook site at Athens Forge, or see our videos at AFC Athens Forge on Youtube,
  2. Al Stephens

    New Black smith please help

    Find the closest blacksmith group to you and use a small part of your $ to join them. Go to the meetings and if you ask a question, listen to the answer.They will be an invaluable source for equipment and knowledge. Good luck. Al
  3. Al Stephens

    1904 blacksmiths shop

    Bet the guy in the hat is the shop foreman. I've seen that look before. Al
  4. Al Stephens

    6" x 3/4" sq global challenge

    6"x3/4" sq. Punched 7/8' hole in center. Drew ends out approximately 18" for total length of 36+". The rest was done with torch and scrolling tongs. Happy New Year to all! Al IMG_2074.m4v Can't get video to load. It shows the piece hanging from a string and rotating. Here's a couple of stills. Al
  5. Al Stephens

    Athens Forge 2018

    The Athens Forge, a member of the AFC, will meet Sat. December 22, 2018 at 9AM. There is no demonstration planned, but open forge time will be available for AFC members to finish up those last minute gifts. Visitors are always welcome. For more information visit our website, attend forge.com, or on FB at Athens Forge, or on YouTube at Athens Forge AFC
  6. I'm rebuilding a Buffalo Electric Blower Pat. 1913. I know "grease, dirt" was not the original color. I seem to remember picture of one black with yellow or gold lettering. Does anyone know what the original factory finish colors were? Thanks. Al
  7. Al Stephens

    Greetings from Missouri

    If you have not done so yet, please contact the Blacksmiths Association of Missouri, BAM. www.bamsite.org. They will be a invaluable source of help for you. Good luck. Al
  8. Al Stephens

    Farewell. At least for a couple years.

    Good luck Mark. Al
  9. Al Stephens

    The most useful blacksmithing ideas

    Do your thinking before you pull it out of the fire.
  10. Al Stephens

    Athens Forge 2018

    The Athens Forge, a member of the Alabama Forge Council, will meet Saturday November 24, 2018 at 9AM. There is no demonstration planed, this meeting will be open forge time for AFC members. So bring your project, ideas, problems, and let us all help. If we can't come up with an answer, we'll make something up! There will be an iron in the hat, that will include the hammer that Josh Hill made at the Oct. meeting. Visitors always welcome. For more information visit our website at athensforge.com, or on FB at Athens Forge, or on YouTube at Athens Forge AFC
  11. Al Stephens

    Samuel Yellin Film

    Success!!! The Yellin flms can be viewed at Athens Forge AFC on YouTube. Hope everyone enjoys them. Al
  12. Al Stephens

    Hello from east Alabama...

    Welcome, Tuck58. If you get the chance come and visit the Athens Forge, a member of the Alabama Forge Council. Our next meeting is Sat. Nov. 24. You can find more info at our website athensforge.com, or on FB at Athens Forge, or seen our last meeting on YouTube, Search for Athens Forge. A local forge group is always a good place to find tools and equipment. Al
  13. Al Stephens

    Athens Forge 2018

    Live Sream Demo Starts at 9AM. Josh Hill hammer demo from Athens Forge. YouTube. Athens Forge. Sign in, ask Josh questions, let us know what you think. We hope everyone enjoys it. Al
  14. Al Stephens

    Athens Forge 2018

    Correction: There will not be an Iron In the Hat drawing at the Athens Forge meeting Sat. Oct. 27. Sorry. Al
  15. Al Stephens

    Making bellows

    I saw a guy on FB the other day, This Van de Manakker, make a bellows out of a trash bag. It was simple and looked like it would work fine. I, like Thomas have used canvas, double lunged bellows, the ones I used worked great. Al