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Snunez, click on the blacksmithing category and read the pinned forums. (the ones in bold at the top) Tons of info on getting started. You may consider building a "55 forge" which is made from a 55 gallon drum. The plans for that are pinned too, I believe under Forges, in the solid fuel forges category.


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A really good place to start would be with the North Texas Blacksmith Association.  They will be meeting with Balcones Forge, HABA (Houston) and LAMA (Louisiana)

on Saturday, February 22, 2014.  They are having a joint meeting at Steephollow Forgeworks in Bryan, Texas.  Lyle Wynn will be the featured demonstrator.  There is a lot of show and tell to go along with the demo as well as the four groups competing to see who can build the best hacksaw.  Another really great event is the Bluebonnet Demo just out of Marble Falls, Texas.  We will have Mark Aspery there to demonstrate for us again this year.  This one is late March and you can find all of the details at balconsforge.org.

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Welcome aboard, glad to have you. If you put your general location in the header it'll be a LOT easier to hook up with folk within visiting distance. Take Jerry's advice and hook up with the Texas gang, they're active and and a good bunch. You'll learn more in an hour with an experienced smith than you will teaching yourself in days or more. They'll also almost surely have a tailgating session in the parking lot. Not the BBQ kind of tailgating, the tools and equipment for sale and wanted kind of tailgating.


Frosty The Lucky.

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