The most successful metalworking forums on the Internet.
Why three forums? Each forum has a different purpose and have filled them well.
It seems that different people have different preferences.
Some folks are not comfortable posting in a chat, others are looking for varied opinions and prefer not to ask "the guru".
Then there are those looking for factual answers without a wait, and we provide those on the guru's page.
We also sponsor a private CSI members forum and the special iForge classroom.
The new forums Archives Page now has a search feature with boolean variables.
The Guru's Den:
Ask a metalworking question and he or one of his helpers will answer.
If he can't answer your metalworking question he will look it up or find someone else that knows the answer!
Are you new to blacksmithing? The Guru loves to help you get started!
Please read this before asking the Guru questions and
Getting Started if you need to know where to start.
Slack-Tub Pub ©
The only active blacksmith chat on the net!
A meeting place for Artists, Blacksmiths, Craftsmen, Welders.
Looking for metalworking comrades? This is the place!
Discussion topics relative to all types of metal working.
There you can slake your thirst for knowledge as well as friendship.
The original home of the iForge classroom.
A free-for-all for blacksmiths and metalworkers to meet, swap lies, buy sell and trade tools, post notices and ask advice.
An on line reference for Blacksmiths and other metal workers.
Originally a book in progress.
Now include two new feature pages,
The anvilfire Armoury and the The anvilfire Story page.
We get a lot of questions about armor at anvilfire.
Probably more questions about swords than any other.
We are now posting armor articles and links and promise more in the near future.
anvilfire Story page
True blacksmith stories, historical novels, poetry, myths and legends about blacksmiths and blacksmithing.
Featuring Jim "Paw-Paw" Wilson's serial The Revolutionary Blacksmith and the complete on-line version of James Nasmyth's Autobiography.
Now includes Ray Smiths Metalworking Origins Notebook.
Frequently Asked Questions
and answers compiled from our archives plus new articles and NEW metalworking glossaries.
A growing collection of Frequently Asked questions and their answers from the
anvilfire forum archives
Glossary of Metalworking Terms
English glossary with index and definitions.
Metalworking term in English, French, German, Italian, Spanish and others.
Calendar of Events
Find out what is going on in the world of blacksmithing, bladesmithing or armor. Enter your group's event.
Power hammer Page
A unique anvilfire! special features page.
How to use, buy, build, repair and maintain forging machinery for the blacksmith shop.
Machine specs, comparisons and more!
Links to manufacturers world wide.
Forging machines for sale.
We cover your blacksmithing events!
We have the most extensive coverage of the 1998 ABANA conference,
CanIronII and chapter events on ANY web site and provided the only real time coverage of the ABANA conference!
Want to have your event covered in the NEWS?
AnvilCAM - II
We bring blacksmithing events to the World!
NOW with streaming video and a growning library.
Special live events, Video reviews, on-line video demos, tours and slide shows.
Interactive blacksmithing demonstrations from the Slack-Tub Pub.
Includes step by step blacksmithing instructions for over 100! step by step projects!
Includes safety topics and animated forging sequences.
Featuring Bill Epps, James Joyce, 'Paw-Paw' Wilson, Dippy Duck and others. Produced by Andrew "Kiwi" Hooper.
Master's Plan File
Plans, drawings and ideas from the Guru's sketchbook.
The Book Shelf
In depth book and video reviews. Sources for hard to find books. Now featuring Paw-Paw's Corner.
The anvilfire Industrial Directory
A list with links and addresses of our advertisers. A great resource for the metal craftsman.
What would a web site be without a list of favorite links?
We are now also hosting
Emile's Blacksmithing Links
The Coal Scuttle
A List of coal suppliers nationwide. Provided by the
International Registry of Blacksmith's Touchmarks
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