Blacksmithing and Metalworking Links
These are some of our favorite sites, sites we've traded links with or sites we consider important.
Many other links are distributed throughout this site within topics in true Hyper text fashion.
EMILE'S BLACKSMITHING LINKS
Nothing BUT links to blacksmithing and foundry sites and sources.
This page was formerly on Tripod but is now hosted on anvilfire.
Artists Blacksmiths Association of North America. A non-profit organization.
The starting place of the American blacksmithing movement.
Chapter central directory and hosting site. Locate the chapter nearest you.
Host site of over 40 NEW chapter web sites.
Alabama Forge Council
An ABANA chapter.
AFC publishes Bituminous Bits and has a number of interesting how-to articles including modifications to the Ron-Kinyon air-hammer controls.
See their page for info about the Tannehill Conference in September.
Arador Armour Library
A great site to learn how to make armor,
with a discussion board if you need a question answered.
The Armour Archive
Info on Medieval armour on the internet. Focus on the Medieval and Dark Ages Eras
Very artistic site, encompassing many disciplines.
Hosts a moderated Thursday night chat on various subjects.
The unique sculpture, artwork and humor of Peter Fels and Phoebe palmer. A DMOZ "cool" site.
ASM - American Society for Metals International:
Researches and publishes engineering references about metals, their manufacture, fabrication and testing. Has on-line bookstore. Most other services require membership.
If you are going to purchase more than one of their references the membership discount generally will offset the membership.
Membership open to all at a resonable cost. Has local chapters.
ConstructIt Engineering Industries incorporating Australian Blacksmith Supplies. Or mail to:
British Artists Blacksmiths Association, web site. Member services.
Links to other metals sites and British Blacksmiths Magazine.
Beaumont Metal Works
Plans to build a simple belt sander and sells wheels to do it.
BILL EPPS Blacksmith Shoppe
Bill Epps, Texas blacksmith, decorative ironworker and ABANA demonstrator. Bill is one of our regular contributors to iForge.
Blacksmith Chic The web page of Lorelei Sims, artist blacksmith.
Editor: Fred Holder
* Martindale's * The Reference Desk *
The most complete listing of on-line calculators and conversion sites on the Internet.
Currently lists over 18,565 Calculators.
Our Mass3j is listed here.
Artist-Blacksmith, Hollis Wooldridge of Central Texas. CSI member.
- Cottonwood Forge
Samuel L. Dembitsky, Blacksmithing, Demos, Forge and Blower rebuilding and sales
CHAIN MAKING AND MUSHROOM GREEN
Ron Moss and Chainmaking in the Black Country of England.
COAL ANALYSIS DATA
Penn State Coal Sample Bank and Database & WWW subset.
Where DOES the best coal come from?
COAL DATA - WEST VA
West Virginia coal quality data via the internet.
The Crafts Report Online
A resource for craftspeople and buyers offering national
news and information on industry issues, trends, business management, craft shows, craft
resources and suppliers to the industry.
Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild, Richmond area ABANA chapter.
Damascene steels in billets, bars, sheets, or strips with decorative patterns.
DIXIE GUN WORKS
Their site is not nearly as informative as their catalog.
They sell, guns, kits and tools.
Many of the tools are useful in other fields.
Catalog is more than worth the price as a reference.
Endangered Species Art
Donald & Peggy Pimpler. Its more art than blacksmithing but these folks produce some interesting work!
- FlyPress.com -
Fly and screw press information, dealers, sizing and safety.
Don Fogg Web Site
Home of The Way of Bladesmithing and Craft of Bladesmithing.
A Penton publication for the forging industry.
Includes a great suppliers link list for commercial products.
FORGE & ANVIL
is the first television series dedicated to blacksmithing and metal work,
produced by the
University of Georgia
Center for Continuing Education in Athens, Georgia.
They have a great blacksmithing links list.
FOUNDRY101.COM Small home shop foundry info from the "casting cowboy".
FWR Engineering Blacksmiths, Australia
Located in Perth, Western Australia FWR produces the complete gamut of blacksmith work from decorative to industrial.
Josh Greenwood, Architectual Blacksmith, Petersburg, VA.
A History of Welding
From Hesphestos to Apollo. Chronicles the history of welding from 3000 BC to 2000 AD.
The Howard Academy for the Metal Arts
The Academy offers career training for jewelers, goldsmiths and metalsmiths.
Located in Stoughton, WI, USA.
Howick Historical Village Auckland, New Zealand. Our first test site for the
Thanks for the help!
Publishers of the Guru's favorite technical reference Machinery's Handbook
KAYNE & SON
Custom Hardware, Inc. Dealers in fine blacksmithing tools and machinery including Fly Presses, saws and finishing equipment.
Kick Wheel Pottery Supply
Discount pottery kilns and wheels, qlazes, books, tools, chemicals, sold online.
These folks carry borax, flourite and fireclays. They also have good information including:
Chemical names and uses.html
Chemical & clay list with prices
Klingspor's Woodworking Shop
(www.woodworkingshop.com) handles a large selection of tools, supplies and sanding products for both the hobbyist and professional woodworker.
- couteaux.free.fr (KNIVES)
Jöel Becker's unbelievable collection of antique anvil photos
(Many from his anvil collection). French -
If you don't read French, go to:
Les Enclumes, c'est beau... je collectionne...
and Photos d'enclumes d'amis
LOUISIANA METALSMITHS ASSOCIATION, Bogalusa, LA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Licata Custom Knives & Armor
LIVELY KNIVES Web site of Tim Lively Professional Knifemaker.
Includes knife making and forge forums. A common sense approach to "Neo-Tribal" without the heavy philosphy.
McMaster-Carr's Web Page
These folks carry EVERYTHING industrial, sell in virtually any quantity and stock the items in their catalog!
The spectacular laminated "Damascus" steels of grandpa Daryl Meier.
METAL WEB NEWS
Plans, Plans and more plans for all kinds of tools and machinery.
Also links to other metal working sites.
Support page for metalworkers.
A great selection of links, projects files, shareware.
Lists of organizations and publications.
If its metalworking related you will find it here!
MP Metalworks Web site and on-line store of Matthew Parkinson (swordmatt).
Knives, swords, weapons, all kinds of smithy stuff. CSI Member.
20th Century History Museum
Located in down town San Bernardino in a turn of the century industrial building.
Original machine shop, complete with jack shaft and flat belts.
U.S. NATIONAL HISTORIC SITES (Ironworks)
This is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-68.
Saugus, Massachusetts (North of Boston, South of Salem).
This is one of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation.
Elverson, PA (Near Reading).
American made cast steel anvils from Russel Jaqua of Nimba Forge. Three models, the Gladiator, Centurion and Titan.
- OldLocks.com -
Antique and modern lock and key information.
Fine Metalwork and Ironcrafting The web page of Brian Rognholt.
Paw Paws Forge
Jim "Pawpaw" Wilson's Forge web site.
Blacksmith demonstrator at Historic Bethbara Park, Winston Salem NC.
Originator of the term JYH!
Tools for the metal artist. Hammers, punches, chassing tools, pitch.
- Randal Guess Knives
Hand made knives by Randal Guess,
The Real Wrought Iron Co.
Makers of wrought Iron. North Yorkshire, England
The ROCKRIDGE BLOOMERY
How wrought iron is made by the bloomery process.
This is a non-commercial R&D project exploring the unknowns about a process that was used for several millinia.
Great information for the historian or metalurgist.
Ron Reil's Burner Page Hosted at ABANA.
Artist Blacksmith/Webbdesign, webpages in Swedish and English,
Webmaster for the
Swedish Artist Blacksmith Association ( Under construction, Swedish only for the moment )
Scrimshaw Art by Mary W. Bailey
Mary's work is beautiful alone but could be used on the handles or inserts in your metalwork.
Her page also includes links to knifemakers and other scrimshaw sites.
Home of The NEW Edge of the Anvil by Jack Andrews.
- Smyth Boone Wrought Iron -
Decorative wrought iron work by blacksmith Mike Smyth Boone.
Spanish Lake Blacksmith Shop
Bits sharpened, Tools manufactured, Farrier Supplies.
The animated 100# Little Giant forging a bit is worth the look!
- SwageBlocks.com -
Swage block information, gallery of antique and new blocks, type definitions.
TM Technologies, the world of sheetmetal working as applied to autobody and aircraft work. Tools and how-to
- Tim Lively Knives
Tim and Marian Lively -- Handmade Knives
Turley Forge Blacksmithing School
The granddaddy of blacksmithing schools. Three week and one week intensive courses. Santa Fe, NM.
(Non-Profit) Everything you wanted to know about Viking swords.
Wallace Metal Work
Bruce Wallace, Blacksmith, New and Used Blacksmithing Equipment.
Home of NAZEL, Fairbanks and Beaudry power hammers.
Dealer for NC-Tool, Peddinghaus and KA-hammers.
(Formerly Custom Copper Forge) Copper and bronze waterfalls by Buddy Holmes webmaster for LAMA.
- military swords makers.
Wilkinson Sword Ltd. Royal sword makers since 1772.
Swords for sale, sword renovations, military swords, dress swords, presentation.
Yucaipa Valley Forge
Klaus Duebbert, lead Blacksmith at the San Bernardino County California Museum and blacksmithing instructor.
- Patrick Dempsey
Graphics art student and son of the guru.
Includes link to Patrick's web page!
Credits, anvilfire logo, chain art. . .
Americana - Old Grist Mill real estate with Blacksmith Shop.
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