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State of the Forge, 8.24.14

Since last week I’ve started on a few of the ideas I’d drawn up while on vacation.  The biggest project I’ve started, which will take a while to actually finish, is a hand crank blower I’m making from the ground up for my porta-forge so I can demo without needing electricity.  273 more words

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Edenbridge & Oxted Show is this weekend!

Edenbridge & Oxted Show is this weekend!

At last the time has come…. from this Saturday morning to Monday evening the Blacksmith show committee will be working furiously to get the displays and competition up and underway. 88 more words

Blacksmith Competition

Dorset County Show Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September 2014

The Dorset County Show Blacksmith competitions are held on Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th September at Cokers Frome showground just north east of Dorchester, Dorset. Just got the final draft for the main Live Competition. 158 more words

Blacksmith Competition


This isn’t my first blog but I’ve never been successful in keeping up with one before.  I find myself more dedicated to this one, though.  I will keep up with this better.   263 more words

From Ore to Knife at Bushfire Forge

In my previous post I described the process by which we smelted iron and steel from natural ores at Bushfire Forge. Our next challenge was to see whether we could forge useable knives out of this material. 487 more words


Traditional Arts Workshops in August

To join one or more classes, you must register in advance

by calling 423-543-5808 and pre-pay.

Workshop: Vegetable Garden Q and A… what went wrong, what went right. 417 more words

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Area

Welcome to the new Roots of Iron Website

What is Roots of Iron?

Have you ever wanted to have a go at working metal on a forge? Or wondered how they first extracted iron from the rocks of Sheffield? 71 more words