Bill Steinhardt: Blacksmithing Steward, making sparks while working on a project after dark.
Artistic creation and physical exhaustion are great ways to cleanse the mind of stress. Welcome to Blacksmithing!
So many irons in the fire, so many people working well together and around each other.
This technique as worked by Gary Walker is a pineapple twist worked into a railroad spike.
Come out and see the forge lit up at night this summer!
All are welcome to come watch our activities, satisfy their curiosity, and ask questions.
Youth working individually on a project.
Marnie works on an outdoor ornamental piece that is sheer inspiration
Keith and his young daughter working together on a project
See what happens, see how we work together and individually. What starts as an individual endeavor often transitions for a while into a team effort as we all work to support each other in our creative vision. Look on, as one person holds a large piece of metal with tongs, while a second person guides a chisel and yet a third person very precisely drops a large 12lb hammer to move metal without use of anything but brute force, heat, and gravity.
Keith, Bill and Gary (left to right) work together to strike a chisel into a hot piece of metal with a 12lb. hammer.
Ready to jump in with both hands? Sign up for our hands-on intro class and get step-by-step instruction on creating your very own “S” hook. Classes are taught weekly at this point by either Curt Welch or Keith Meidling.
My first S-hook as taught to me by Curt Welch
Keith’s first class instructing the beginners S-hook class