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04-20-2003, 08:11 AM
Anyone doing forging work or interested in moving metal to create pieces?
04-23-2003, 01:26 AM
you might check out the Artist Blacksmiths Association of North America [ABANA] (http://www.abana.org/) website they have a fabulous resource page.
04-10-2007, 01:02 PM
Are you in Connecticut?
My blacksmith teacher was skip as well.
Anyways, I do blacksmithing. I have everything, but Im looking for a really
good surfaced anvil right now. Mine is all beat up.
Been forging alittle bit for parts here and there. Nothing really substantial yet!
04-11-2007, 11:39 PM
Thanks for your message! I returned from Korea later that year ('03) and continued working at my forge/studio in Northern VA.
You might find an anvil reasonably priced around here. There are several hammer ins coming up soon within 100 miles of Washington DC where attending smiths will have all sorts of interesting tools and materials available, including anvils. Most are going for between 2 and 5 USD per pound. Some of these are collectors items, some are nearly new, but several are sure to be well used but serviceable.
I have had smiths tell me that once the surface of an anvil is damaged, it can't be repaired, but I have used anvils that were arc welded using hard surfacing rod (the type that is meant to provide wear surfaces on excavating equipment) and seemed quite as good as new iron.
If you would be interested, Dorothy Stieger (from Calif.) is demonstrating here in May! Let me know if you can attend. (There is another female demonstrator from Nova Scotia will also be at the same gathering.) The attendance fee is only 30 USD!
Did you mean that you have been foraging for parts or forging for parts? Hope that you can make it here.
My email is firstname.lastname@example.org
04-15-2007, 09:12 AM
I cannot think of very many more satisfying ways to expend my physical energies than flattening a piece of 1" square bar with a sawed-off sledehammer, alone but for the blast of the forge, and the rythm of that hammer pummeling my 365# Peter Wright anvil. I hope to be responsible for the eventual uselessness of that giant chunk of forged iron that is blacksmilthing history.
Sometimes art is the result, sometimes not. But for those moments the weather, human triflings and my own eventual demise are nowhere nearby to annoy me.
04-15-2007, 11:45 PM
I hear you, bro.
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