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Hello all. I'm Chadwick Avery from San Antonio, TX. I'm a newbie to metalwork, but it has quickly become my passion as I've learned more about how to manipulate metal. I started off welding with oxyacetylene and quickly found myself needing a forge to apply a whole lot more heat. I enjoy picking through the local scrapyards and making artistic/handy items from what I find... which seems to be called "steampunk" these days. I have a shop on Etsy and eBay where you can peruse some of the items I've made. I also build/buy/sell/trade coal/coke forges and the like on Craigslist. Perhaps most notably, I have several tons of anthracite coal that I'm chipping away at via several ads/storefronts throughout the interwebs (and yes, this is one of the reasons I build forges... to sell coal). Another point of interest is the US Cavalry forge that I recently found in an antique shop (I foolishly started a thread about it, looking for documentation, when there were already several... typical rookie mistake, I suppose. As I live in close proximity to Ft Sam Houston, there are ongoing talks about putting the forge in their museum. I hope this will happen, but I can't just donate it. I have to recover my cost and it is, therefore, for sale to any collectors out there. I wouldn't forge in it unless I were involved in war re-enactments... though it's in perfect working condition. I'd rather just look at it and show it off! That's all for now. I just wanted to say hello. Chadwick www.pranavaworks.com ebay and esty links removed as per ToS
Balcones Forge is a Central Texas Blacksmith Association. Our annual Bluebonnet Demo will be held at the Sycamore Creek Ranch just out of Marble Falls, Texas from Tuesday, March 25 through Sunday March 30. The featured instructor/demonstrator is Mark Aspery and he will be teaching "Joinery" and "Forge Welding" Tuesday through Friday with the demonstrations held on Saturday and Sunday. There will be a great barbeque dinner on Saturday followed by the Auction. This promises to be another great event. Of the 40 workshop openings, there are a few left for the Tuesday session. The cost is $125.00 for members and $150.00 for non-members. You can see in the attached pic that Balcones Forge and its members have been working very hard to build ten fully functional forging stations for the benefit of its members and the blacksmith community. We would be happy to see you there. Jerry W.