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.
  • ABANA   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
  • ArtMetal Village.  Very artistic site, encompassing many disciplines. Hosts a moderated Thursday night chat on various subjects.
  • Artgawk  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.
  • Web site of Michele De Seta , Brooklyn, N.Y, artist blacksmith and commercial welding.
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    BABA  British Artists Blacksmiths Association, web site. Member services. Links to other metals sites and British Blacksmiths Magazine.

  • Blacksmith Chic  The web page of Lorelei Sims, artist blacksmith.
  • Blacksmith's Gazette  archive of the on-line magazine by Fred Holder
  • CALCULATORS ON-LINE   * 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.

  • CVBG  Central Virginia Blacksmith Guild, Richmond area ABANA chapter.
  • NEW!  Damasteel AB  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!
  • - Fly and screw press information, dealers, sizing and safety.
  • FWR Engineering Blacksmiths, Australia  Located in Perth, Western Australia FWR produces the complete gamut of blacksmith work from decorative to industrial.
  • GREENWOOD IRONWORKS  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.
  • Howick Historical Village  Auckland, New Zealand. Our first test site for the anvilfire! AnvilCAM! Thanks for the help!
  • Industrial Press  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.
  • Klingspor's Woodworking Shop   ( handles a large selection of tools, supplies and sanding products for both the hobbyist and professional woodworker.
  • Koka Metalsmiths  Master Smith Bill Fiorini & Kirsten Skiles. Bill's work includes authentic Japanese bladesmithing and styles of laminated 'Damascus' steel.
  • McMaster-Carr's Web Page  These folks carry EVERYTHING industrial, sell in virtually any quantity and stock the items in their catalog!
  • MEIER STEEL  The spectacular laminated "Damascus" steels of grandpa Daryl Meier.
  •  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!

  • Saugus Ironworks  This is the site of the first integrated ironworks in North America, 1646-68. Saugus, Massachusetts (North of Boston, South of Salem).
  • Hopewell Furnace  This is one of the finest examples of a rural American 19th century iron plantation. Elverson, PA (Near Reading).

  • NIMBA ANVILS  American made cast steel anvils from Russel Jaqua of Nimba Forge. Three models, the Gladiator, Centurion and Titan.
  • - Antique and modern lock and key information.
  • Odin Forge  Fine Metalwork and Ironcrafting The web page of Brian Rognholt.
  • Repousse'  Tools for the metal artist. Hammers, punches, chassing tools, pitch.
  • 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  Ron Reil's Burner Page Hosted at ABANA.
  • SKY FORGE METALWORKS  Architectural/Ornamental Blacksmith Shop and School of Andrew Rice.
  • 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!
  • - Swage block information, gallery of antique and new blocks, type definitions.
  • Tinman Tech  TM Technologies, the world of sheetmetal working as applied to autobody and aircraft work. Tools and how-to
  • Turley Forge Blacksmithing School
    The granddaddy of blacksmithing schools. Three week and one week intensive courses. Santa Fe, NM.
  • VIKING SWORD  (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.
  • Waterfall Forge  (Formerly Custom Copper Forge) Copper and bronze waterfalls by Buddy Holmes webmaster for LAMA.

  • Patrick Dempsey
    Graphics art student and son of the guru. Includes link to Patrick's web page!
    Credits, anvilfire logo, chain art. . .
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