On 01/26/2018 we just launched a brand new social website, The Blacksmith Company, which is an online social guild designed for blacksmiths! The aim is to bring a modern face to our community and we invite smiths of all skill levels to join us and help the community grow! http://blacksmithcompany.org
Slowly but surely we’re making some changes here on the site. We’ve spun off underhillforge.com into its own hosted domain with a few plans for the future. For now it’s just a simple page with links to classes and this site. Some rebranding and refreshing is also taking place on this site as well along with all the fun maintenance involved with it – there’s a reason I’m a blacksmith and not a website administrator, hell, I can barely check my email!
All the fun web stuff aside, we’ve added new class dates to our calendars, be sure to check out the Classes page for links to our classes with updated dates!
Our class date calendar has expanded! We now have our Two Day Knife Class listed through June of 2018 and our Blacksmith One Day Knife Class until July 2018! From here on out I will be trying to keep the schedule listed 6 months in advance to allow for advance scheduling.
Wow, we’ve been quite busy here at the forge! Exciting things to share, for sure! Firstly, we’re happy to announce that Pete Johnson will be teaching a new class here in the shop, Tong Making 101. During class, students will make 2 pair’s of tongs for themselves and learn the skills plus gain the confidence to make many more on their own. In addition, our knife making class dates will be updated shortly and we’re working on a few new classes to add to the roster.
Over the past two weeks we’ve been designing and building a new power hammer and are really excited to share it with everyone after we run it through it’s paces a few more times, but we’ve been shooting video along the way. Stay tuned!