Sources of Information that I have found useful
over the years.
is 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
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.
directory, tips, discussion forum, techniques, chat pub, tools and
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 page.
Darrell a long time friend and excellent smith with particular focus on
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 is
held the 4th weekend of September each year. Check the link for current
Blacksmith radio with weekly podcasts of blacksmiths around the world. Informative article section. Resource section.
Artist Blacksmith Victoria Ross Patti's unique vision into the world of forged artwork and metal design.
Ferronnerie d'art Prsence
Blacksmith presents his traditional and creative iron work for
ornamental and high quality products.
- Metal Urlant
Metal 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.
Forge and Pattern
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
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 there!
Blade 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 Ontario.
If you are in Eastern Ontario try
Len Sholer Fuels at
705-799-5811. Located at 95 King St. W. Omemee
Frank Cipriani out of Hamilton.
He is out of Hamilton and sells coal and coke by bag or truckload.
Schneider Haus Museum
I was honoured to be
Folk Artist in Residence in 1996 at this museum in Kitchener, Ontario.
Great place to learn about early Mennonite culture.
have found Chapters to
be a good source for blacksmith books and other hobby and craft books.
through to find the best deals.
This is a new blog I have started about welding in general. I use
electric welding in a lot of my blacksmithing projects. This
also gives my thoughts on various welding related products. Check for
Blacksmithing 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.
Tusker Safety Equipment
Uk based business with focus on welding safety screens and protective clothing.
(Many other blacksmith tool related resources listed in the members area! Members Log in Here)
Local artist group
devoted to promoting the arts in the Saugeen River watershed. Galleries
of different members work. Guest speakers, shows and monthly meetings.
Brenda Roy Jewellery
Hours are by chance or appointment.
Brenda combines polished stone and precious metals. Much of her work
has Celtic inspirations.
Imagine Gift Gallery
639 Main St.
Interesting and Quality Canadian made arts and crafts, Most local to
Links I have Found Useful
This is Artisan
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 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 Internet Marketing.
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.
Tim McCreight's Complete Metal Smithing Handbook
Spiral bound manual for jewellery making.
R.R. #2 Cargill,
519 366 2334