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I've been reading and attempting to internalize everything here and elsewhere while working to build out my first forge attempt. I think overall it went pretty well and I believe I did most of it correctly (feel free to correct me on that) but there are a few things I definitely could have done better. My own observations are around size, I think I made it almost twice as long as it really needed to be and I notice it struggles with even heating. Secondly, I think I've left the inside to large and I lose an enormous amount of heat out the ends. Lastly, I am not entirely certain
Each year on the last Saturday of January, the Mississippi State University's Crosby Arboretum partners with members of the Gulf Coast Blacksmith Association and the Mississippi Forge Council to create a family-friendly, hands-on educational event highlighting the history and techniques of all kinds of metalworking (blacksmiths, metalworkers, bladesmiths, etc.) on a forge. If you would like to attend and demonstrate your trade, please contact me as soon as possible. There is no cost to exhibit , and you are welcome to sell your related products. Check us out on facebook : 2
Hello. My name is Abraham. I am looking for somebody to mentor me in becoming a blacksmith. I live in Colorado and I work fulltime but doing this kind of work I have found has sparked an interest in my heart. I am currently a glazier but I know that I can expand my knowledge in craft and skill. I want to learn how to make anything from knives to amazing works of art. It is an art that I want to learn. I watch a lot of YouTube videos and I see lots of things people are making online. I want to be a part of that. I am a dedicated worker and learner. But for the most part I do not have money or t
This morning I received in my inbox, information of yet another degree in craft. This time at Crawford College of Art & Design, in Co. Cork, Ireland. It will consist of ceramics, glass and textiles. Once again blacksmiths are not at the table. I have long thought the blacksmith industry needs to focus some attention on getting our craft into the major art colleges. On the whole, when voicing this idea I’ve been met with mockery, derision, anger, outrage and, thankfully support, at such an idea. Why are we so resistant to new ideas? Surly having small forging departments open for three o