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
events (the next one is 2015) just
click on www.caniron.ca .
Caniron VIII was back in
Ontario held July 28th to July
Fergus 2011. It was a Great
conference and I was honoured to be
to demonstrate and provide a lecture
workshop. The above link takes you
to the working blog where you can
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
are very knowledgeable and in
general very welcoming to new
the website for details on meetings
and cost to become a member.
tips, discussion forum,
techniques, chat pub, tools and
ring is a network of many
blacksmithing sites. Some are
others are stores selling
related products. A good way for
information. See the link at the
bottom of my Home page.
Darrell a long time friend and
excellent smith with particular
the Viking Age.
Ohio Forge and Anvil. The place to
get tools and see excellent
demonstrators. Troy Ohio about 4
hours south of Detroit. This event
held the 4th weekend of September
each year. Check the link for
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.
Blacksmith presents his
traditional and creative iron work
ornamental and high quality
- Metal Urlant
Urlant is a french directory
promote craft work in the
metal arts field.
relating to the craft, and
sites that offer metal craft
for sale are listed.
Forge and Pattern
John Newman is a blacksmith in
Hamilton, Ontario and a long
friend. John has created a
number of cast swage tools
that are ideal
for artist blacksmiths. John's
background as a pattern maker
person who creates the actual
casting pattern) lets him
forge firepot that I
seen. John also has a 600 lb
air hammer to tackle
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
has taken over the Ontario
smithing coal business. Based in
(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.
Schneider Haus Museum
honoured to be
Folk Artist in Residence in 1996
at this museum in Kitchener,
Great place to learn about early
have found Chapters
be a good source for
blacksmith books and other
hobby and craft books.
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.
also gives my thoughts on various
welding related products. Check
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.
of different members work. Guest
speakers, shows and monthly
Hours are by chance or
Brenda combines polished stone
and precious metals. Much of
has Celtic inspirations.
639 Main St.
Interesting and Quality
Canadian made arts and crafts,
Most local to
I have Found Useful
Guy Roy's website. He has helped
me many times in the past with
fine wooden table tops for my
iron work bases. We have worked
number of mixed media pieces.
Most of his work is Cupboards
Cabinetry and Harvest Tables.
His website has a good selection
pictures of his furniture.
e-Newsletter and searchable database
listing upcoming Art Contests, Art
Competitions, and Opportunites for
visual artists and photographers.
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
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,