Various Sources of
Information that I
have found useful over the years.
the Canadian Biannual blacksmithing
conference. It moves location across
the provinces. Caniron now has a new
web site that list and describe up
coming Caniron Events. For past
information and upcoming events (the
next one is 2015) just click on www.caniron.ca .
Caniron VIII was back in
Ontario held July 28th to July
31st in Fergus 2011. It was a Great
conference and I was honoured to be
asked to demonstrate and provide a
lecture workshop. The above link
takes you to the working blog where
you can find related info.
Artist Blacksmith Association. The
Ontario smiths meet the second
Saturday of the month at various
shops through out Ontario. A good
place for local smiths to pick up
some tips or techniques. Many
members of the group are very
knowledgeable and in general very
welcoming to new people. See the
website for details on meetings and
cost to become a member.
tips, discussion forum,
techniques, chat pub, tools and
Blacksmith's ring is a network
of many blacksmithing sites.
Some are simple smithys, others
are stores selling related
products. A good way for
comparing information. See the
link at the bottom of my Home
Blacksmith Darrell Markewitz
Darrell a long time friend and
excellent smith with particular
focus on the Viking Age.
Quadstate Round up
Southern Ohio Forge and
Anvil. The place to get tools and
see excellent demonstrators. Troy
Ohio about 4 hours south of Detroit.
This event is held the 4th weekend
of September each year. Check the
link for current information.
Blacksmith radio with weekly
podcasts of blacksmiths around the
world. Informative article section.
Artist Blacksmith Victoria Ross
Patti's unique vision into the world
of forged artwork and metal design.
d'art Prsence Forge
Artist Blacksmith presents his
traditional and creative iron work
for ornamental and high quality
Urlant is a french directory
created to promote craft
work in the metal arts
field. Exhibitions, information
relating to the craft, and
sites that offer metal craft
for sale are listed.
John Newman is a blacksmith in
Hamilton, Ontario and a long
time friend. John has created
a number of cast swage tools
that are ideal for artist
blacksmiths. John's background
as a pattern maker (the person
who creates the actual casting
pattern) lets him
make the best coal forge firepot
that I have seen. John also
has a 600 lb air hammer to
tackle industrial forgings.
Amazing power! His website it
a bit slim. Best if you call
him through the contact page
Smith Dave Seidle
Dave is a long time friend who
does both blacksmithing and
bladesmithing on the side. He
is in Midwestern Ontario.
Thak Blacksmith. Rob Martin has
taken over the Ontario smithing
coal business. Based in Floradale
(near Kitchener) he is the major
blacksmith coal supplier for
If you are in Eastern Ontario try
705-799-5811. Located at 95
King St. W. Omemee
Frank Cipriani out of Hamilton.
is out of Hamilton and sells coal and
coke by bag or truckload.
honoured to be Folk Artist in
Residence in 1996 at this museum
in Kitchener, Ontario.
Great place to learn about early
Chapters.Indigo.ca I have
found Chapters to
be a good source for
blacksmith books and other
hobby and craft books. Search
through to find the best
This is a new blog I have started
about welding in general. I use
electric welding in a lot of
my blacksmithing projects.
This blog also gives my thoughts
on various welding related
products. Check for ongoing
Tools For Sale
This is one source on the net for
selected blacksmith tools. Mostly
farriers anvils and farriers gas
forges and some related links.
Uk based business with focus on
welding safety screens and
(Many other blacksmith
tool related resources listed in
the members area! Members
Log in Here)
Blacksmiths are at
risk of developing mesothelioma, a rare
cancer caused from asbestos exposure
that can take 20-50 years to develop.
Due to its heat-resistant properties,
asbestos was used extensively in
blacksmith gear as well as the tiles in
the floor/ceiling around the forge and
Their website features extensive
information on asbestos and they work
1-on-1 with individuals to help them
find local doctors, treatment centers
and support groups all at no cost.
Local artist group devoted
to promoting the arts in the
Saugeen River watershed. Galleries
of different members work. Guest
speakers, shows and monthly
Hours are by chance or
Brenda combines polished stone
and precious metals. Much of
her work has Celtic
639 Main St.
Sauble Beach, ON
Interesting and Quality
Canadian made arts and crafts,
Most local to Mid-western
I have Found Useful
The Art List
is Artisan wood worker Guy Roy's
website. He has helped me many
times in the past with making
fine wooden table tops for my
iron work bases. We have worked
on a number of mixed media
pieces. Most of his work is
Cupboards and Cabinetry and
Harvest Tables. His website has
a good selection of pictures of
Monthly e-Newsletter and
searchable database listing upcoming
Art Contests, Art Competitions, and
Opportunites for visual artists and
If you are searching for general
welding supplies (gloves, wire,
helmets, welders etc.) they are
worth checking out as they have
competitive prices. Easy search
function and fast shipping.
This is one of my other websites
where I am discussing how to make
money through the internet. I have a
series of articles and regular blog
postings on how to effectively tap
into this huge resource to make
extra income. Also checkout my Online Income Blog for
more useful information on Internet
Books and DVD's
This one of my favorite sites for
sourcing hard to find books and DVDs .
Just use the search function to find by
title or subject what you are
interested in. There are discounts too.
McCreight's Complete Metal Smithing
Spiral bound manual for jewellery
R.R. #2 Cargill,
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