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Anvils in America - THE anvil book.

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iForge, was an interactive demonstration of blacksmithing techniques operated in the early days of the internet when slow dialup modems were the rule and images that are now considered thumbnails took all the power of the average PC to download. Thus many of the illustrations are very small. Later demos used larger pop-up zoom images along with the thumbnail size images. A few of these demos have bee re-edited with the larger images.
Demonstration Schedule:
Demonstrations were run on a weekly basis every Wednesday night from May 1999 until November 2003 on the Slack-Tub Pub (our chat) then in a special "class room version". Due to the nearly week long process of processing images and setting up the demos each week the guru could no longer keep up the schedule and stopped running weekly demos. A few new demos have been added but most new anvilfire articles are found elsewhere such as in the FAQ's section.
Updates:
We are currently updating many of the existing demos to our new layout. This includes updating the demo's themselves, fixing HTML, correcting spelling, adding supporting links and so on. Since our new wider layout with ads is not printer friendly we will be adding a "friendly print" button once the updates are complete and the code tested. Eventually we would like to replace illustrations that were initally low resolution and or pooly done.
NEWBIE TIP OF THE DAY : Glove Safety
Thursday Apr 27, 2017 - 24/31
Wet gloves are worse than no gloves at all. Dry gloves are a must when doing hot work or arc welding. If wet the water rapidly conducts heat and can scald or cause steam burns. Arc welders can be shocked through wet gloves (or other clothing). Even high tech fire resistant fabrics and insulated gloves do no good when wet. - anvilfire.com

No.

Demonstration

Description

Demonstrator

Date

66

Safety Safety I Jim Paw-Paw Wilson 23 August 2000

69

Safety II Grinding Wheel Safety Jock Dempsey 27 September 2000

166

Safety III Metal Fume Fever Jim Paw-Paw Wilson 13 May 2005

167

Rosettes Decorative Washers. NEW! Jock Dempsey May 23, 2011

168

Guru's Tongs Twists on Tongs. NEW! Jock Dempsey May 30, 2011

1

Tennessee Troll Troll Figurine. Bill Epps 19 May 1999

2

Mule Head Head of a Mule, or Horse Bill Epps 26 May 1999

3

Seahorse Seahorse made from Recycled Rasp Bill Epps 2 June 1999

4

Swan Swan Business Card Holder Bill Epps 9 June 1999

5

Tongs 3 Versions of Tongs Bill Epps 16 June 1999

6

Hammer Control Dippy Duck assists in displaying proper hammer handling Jim "PawPaw" Wilson & Andrew Hooper 23 June 1999

7

Horseshoe Forging Horseshoes Richard Hale 30 June 1999

8

Leaf Leaf keyring with raised veins Bill Epps 7 July 1999

9

Tools Some Handy Tools Bill Epps 14 July 1999

10

Leaf2 Guru's Folded Leaf Jock Dempsey 21 July 1999

11

Twists Various Twists and tools Jim PawPaw Wilson 28 July 1999

12

Spike-Axe Throwing axe from RR spike. Bill Epps 4 Aug 1999

13

Rose Forging a Rose. Bill Epps 11 Aug 1999

14

Jonney Pick Jonney Pick candle holder. Bill Epps 18 Aug 1999

15

Heart Hook Heart Shaped Hook. Bill Epps 25 Aug 1999

16

Ram's Head Ram's Head. Bill Epps 1 Sept 1999

17

Real "Horse" Shoe Horse Shoe with Head and Tail. Bill Epps 8 Sept 1999

18

Souvenir Horse Shoe AND Belt Buckle Souvenir Horse Shoe AND Belt Buckle. Jock Dempsey 15 Sept 1999

19

Basket Twist Basket Twist. Jock Dempsey 22 Sept 1999

20

Drive Hook Drive Hook w/ Head Bill Epps 29 Sept 1999

21

Snake Snake from old rasp Bill Epps 6 Oct 1999

22

Braid Brading Iron Bill Epps 13 Oct 1999

23

Cleft Musical Cleft Bell Bill Epps 20 Oct 1999

24

Hinge Bean End Hinge James Joyce Oct 27 1999

25

Bean Leaf Bean End Door Pull James Joyce Nov 3 1999

26

Long Horn Texas Long-Horn Head Bill Epps 10 Nov 1999

27

Door Knocker Fancy Forged Door Knocker Bill Epps 17 Nov 1999

28

Axe Small Hand or Camp Axe Rich Hale 24 Nov 1999

29

Towel Bars Towel Bars with Leaf Ends James Joyce 1 Dec 1999

30

J or L Hook J or L Wall Hook James Joyce 8 Dec 1999

31

Spiral_1 Spriral and Scroll Layout Jock Dempsey 15 Dec 1999

32

LILLY Lilly Flower James Joyce 22 Dec 1999

33

Candle Holder Candle Holder with brazed pan Bill Epps 29 Dec 1999

34

Horse Horse Head Bill Epps 05 Jan 2k

35

JJ Candle Candle Stand James Joyce 12 Jan 2000

36

Lid Lifter Lid Lifter Bill Epps 19 Jan 2000

37

Scroll2 Scroll Ends Bill Epps 26 Jan 2000

38

Apple Apple Bill Epps 02 Feb 2000

39

Bit Horse Bit Bill Epps 09 Feb 2000

40

Rosebud Rose from Tubing Bill Epps 16 Feb 2000

41

Fuller Anvil Fuller Tool Updated! Bill Epps 23 Feb 2000

42

Candle Candle Stick Bill Epps 08 Mar 2000

43

Peter Ross Demo Leaf and Scroll Jock Dempsey 15 Mar 2000

44

twist hook S hook w/ basket twist Jim Wilson w/ JD 22 Mar 2000

45

RR-tools Tools from RR-Rail Jock Dempsey 29 Mar 2000

46

Scorpion Scorpion Bill Epps 5 April 2000

47

snail Snail Bill Epps 12 April 2000

48

Header Nail Header w/ Insert and how-to Ralph Douglass 19 April 2000

49

Swage Tools Anvil/Swage Tools James Joyce 26 April 2000

50

spork Spoon/Fork Bill Epps 3 May 2000

51

Striker Flint & Steel Dragon Striker Robert Hogg (Smithinscout) 10 May 2000

52

snail2 Aniversary demo! Snail from Otto Schminler Bill Epps! 17 May 2000

********* YEAR TWO ********

53

Flower Flower Bill Epps 23 May 2000

54

Claydon Knot Claydon Knot Bill Epps 30 May 2000

55

JJ Basket Eight bar basket twist James Joyce (JJ) 7 June 2000

56

Cross Christoff Fredricks Bill Epps 14 June 2000

57

JJtools Smiths Tools    James Joyce (JJ) 21 June 2000

58

Tripod Tripod Bill Epps 28 June 2000

59

Dragon Dragon Head Bill Epps 5 July 2000

60

Ntech1 Photographing Ironwork    Glenn Conner 12 July 2000

61

ABANA 2K Slide Show Jock Dempsey 19 July 2000

62

Dragonfly Dragonfly Bill Epps 26 July 2000

63

Punching I Punches Holes Jock Dempsey 2 August 2000

64

Punching II Punches II Jock Dempsey 9 August 2000

65

Matrix Matrix Punches - Touchmarks Jock Dempsey 16 August 2000

67

Collars Collaring Jock Dempsey 6 September 2000

68

Ball Forging a Ball Bill Epps 20 September 2000

70

Wizard2 Wizard Letter Opener Bill Epps 4 October 2000

71

Chook "Flexy" Hook (from cable) Tannis O'Neille 11 October 2000

72

Fresia Fresia Bloom James Joyce 18 October 2000

73

5hook 5 Way Claydon Knot Hook Tannis O'Neille 25 October 2000

74

Hoof Pick Horse Head Hoof Pick Bill Epps 1 November 2000

75

BEP Anvil $20 Souvenir Anvil Bill Epps 15 November 2000

76

Angel Forged Angel James Joyce 22 November 2000

77

Shovel 1 Fireset Shovel and Pattern Jim Carothers 29 November 2000

78

Shovel 2 Shovel and Handle Attachments Jock D. & Bill Epps 6 December 2000

79

C-Cross Celtic Cross Glenn Conner 13 December 2000

80

Brass Brass Candle Sticks and More Jock Dempsey 20 December 2000

81

Cleats Ice Creepers Glenn Conner 27 December 2000

82

R-Rose Round Rose James Joyce 10 January 2001

83

Rivet Riveting Jock Dempsey 17 January 2001

84

Rivet2 Bolt & Rivet Heading Jock Dempsey 24 January 2001

85

BPoker Bill's Fire Poker Bill Epps 31 January 2001

86

Scraper Scrapers & Burnishers Jock Dempsey 7 February 2001

87

Heart Heart Spatula Jock Dempsey 14 February 2001

88

Fuller2 Fullers and Fullering Jock Dempsey 21 February 2001

89

3 in 1 3 Fire Tool Handles Jock Dempsey 28 February 2001

90

Hinges I Hinge Basics Jock Dempsey 21 March 2001

91

Hinges II Hinge Benders Jock Dempsey 28 March 2001

92

Froe Froe (f Fromard) Jock Dempsey 4 April 2001

93

hammers Claw & Plain Hammer Jock Dempsey 18 April 2001

94

Eagle Angle Iron Eagle Bill Epps 25 April 2001

95

Welding I Forge Welding I Jock Dempsey 9 May 2001

96

Welding II Forge Welding II Jock Dempsey 16 May 2001

97

Spike Knife RR-Spike Knike Bill Epps 23 May 2001

98

Molds-I Patterns & Molds I Jock Dempsey 30 May 2001

99

Molds-II Patterns & Molds II Jock Dempsey 6 June 2001

100

Bills No.44! Humming Bird Bill Epps 13 June 2001

********* YEAR THREE - Candlestick Series ********

101

Candle Twist Candle Stick Ralph Douglas 20 June 2001

102

Simple Simple Candlestick Bill Epps 27 June 2001

103

Anvil
Shoot
Independence Day Jock Dempsey   and
Jim Paw-Paw Wilson
4th July 2001

104

Ball-Leaf Leaf Candlestick Alan Longmire 11 July 2001

105

Candelabra 3 Arm Candelabrum Jock Dempsey 18 July 2001

106

Box Base Box Base Candelabrum Jock Dempsey 25 July 2001

107

Forged Forged Candlestick Ceridwen (Bethany Schirmer) 1 Aug 2001

108

Sticker Candlesticker Glenn Conner 8 Aug 2001

109

Vines Vine Candlestick Sharon Epps 15 Aug 2001

110

Spiral Spiral Candle Holder (BSA) Glenn Conner 22 Aug 2001

111

courting Courting Candle Bryan Black 29 Aug 2001

112

Lighter Colonial Lighter Sean Conner 12 Sept 2001

113

Draco Dragon Sculpture Jock Dempsey 19 Sept 2001

114

D-Tongs Dragon Tongs #1 Bill Epps 3 October 2001

115

B-Dragon Bodice Dragon Bill Epps 10 Oct 2001

116

Longhorn Longhorn Head Bill Epps 24 Oct 2001

117

Brooms Brooms Jock Dempsey 31 Oct 2001

118

Funiture Drill Press 101 Jock Dempsey 2001 - 2012

119

2H Horse 2 Heat Horse Head Hugh McDonald 21 Nov 2001

120

Rams and Roos Rams and Roos Hugh McDonald 5 Dec 2001

121

Accessories Drill Press 102 Jock Dempsey 2001 - 2012

122

Layout Layout and Squares Jock Dempsey 19 Dec 2001

123

Ducks Duck Heads Jock Dempsey 26 Dec 2001

124

Tri-Leg Tri-Leg Candle Stick Jock Dempsey 2 Jan 2002

125

Hold Downs Work Holders Jock Dempsey 9 Jan 2002

126

Grate Fireplace Grate Jock Dempsey 16 Jan 2002

127

Human Leg Door Knocker Hugh McDonald 23 Jan 2002

128

Tulip Tulip Candle Holders Hugh McDonald March 7, 2002

129

TONGS More Tongs Hugh McDonald March 20, 2002

130

Gage Center Line Scriber Hugh McDonald March 27, 2002

131

Addendum 88 Fullers & Fullering Jock & Hugh April 3, 2002

132

E. T. "Easy" Tongs (BSA) Sean Conner April 24, 2002

133

Spring Spring Swages & Dies Jock Dempsey May 1, 2002

134

Norfolk Thumb Latch Jock Dempsey May 15, 2002

135

Sconce Simple Sconce (BSA) Jock Dempsey May 22, 2002

136

Stand BSA Simple Candle Stand (BSA) Jock Dempsey May 29, 2002

137

Lost Wax Lost Wax Casting Rich Waugh June 5, 2002

138

Scroll Scroll Wrench Jim C. June 12, 2002

139

Basics Locks and Keys I Jock Dempsey June 19, 2002

140

Wards Locks and Keys II Jock Dempsey July 10, 2002

141

Dbl.Twist Door Handles Hugh McDonald July 24, 2002

142

Testing ITC-100 and Flux Jock Dempsey July 31, 2002

143

5 Tools 5 Good Tools, Cheap Price Sean Conner August 7, 2002

144

stands Anvil Stands Jock Dempsey August 14, 2002

145

Tumblers Locks and Keys III Jock Dempsey August 29, 2002

146

Rose Russian Rose Larry Mills September 4, 2002

147

TWO Bottle Openers McDonald & Dempsey September 18, 2002

148

Refurb Gas Forge Rebuild Jock Dempsey October 3, 2002

149

Padlocks Locks and Keys IV Jock Dempsey October 30, 2002

150

Braid II Braided Handles Jim Carothers November 13, 2002

151

20 Books Literature Review Jock Dempsey December 4, 2002

152

Spears I Anglo-Saxon Spearhead Bruce Blackistone December 11, 2002

153

12 Point Christmas Star Ntech & Whitesmith December 18, 2002

154

Cut-Off Machine Cut-Off Grinder Notcher Hugh McDonald January 15, 2003

155

Spears II Alternative Spear Making Methods Bruce Blackistone January 29, 2003

156

Lilly I Lilly Candle Stick Genia Burch March 19, 2003

157

Lilly II Calla Lilly plus "V" Tool Jr. Strasil March 26, 2003

158

Leaf Cup Leaf Candle Cup Jr. Strasil May 28, 2003

159

Fuller3 Simple Spring Fuller Jock Dempsey June 18, 2003

160

Fly Press I Fly Press Demo Russell O'Dell July 16, 2003

161

Presses Fly and Punch Presses Jock Dempsey August 10, 2003

162

Tooling Flypress Tooling Jock Dempsey August 11, 2003

163

Diesets Commercial Press Tooling Jock Dempsey August 19, 2003

164

Square Stake plates and Bolsters Jock Dempsey September 10, 2003

165

Fly Press II Fly Press Demo 2 George Dixon November 12, 2003

166

Swage Blocks 1 How to use a swage block. Jock Dempsey November 8, 2006
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