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    Blacksmithing groups or locations.

    Looking at an old thread here and digging up some information for someone else asking a question on another site, made me think having list of places or groups that do blacksmithing might be of some interest to some of the members here.

    There are a few sites that have listings of groups. I believe all the sites below have either a section devoted to blacksmithing groups or links to some

    http://www.iforgeiron.com/
    http://www.anvilfire.com/
    http://www.abana.org/resources/education/schools.shtml


    Here's a few I have saved that guys might want to look into. All had links to good information,how to stuff or goods for sale that made me want to save them on my computer. Feel free to add any others you all may know of. In no particular order...



    Pennsylvania Artist Blacksmithing Assn.
    http://www.pabasite.org/
    https://www.facebook.com/PABlacksmiths


    Pittsburgh Area artist Blacksmith assn.
    http://www.paaba.net/


    New Jersey Artist Blacksmith assn.
    http://njba.abana-chapter.com/


    California Blacksmith Assn.
    http://www.calsmith.org/


    Northwest Blacksmith Assn. in Washington state.
    http://blacksmith.org/nwba/


    Saltfork Craftsmen in Oklahoma.
    http://www.saltforkcraftsmen.org/


    Arizona Artist Blacksmith Assn.
    http://azblacksmiths.org/


    Florida Artist Blacksmith Association
    http://blacksmithing.org/


    Blacksmith Assn of Missouri
    http://www.bamsite.org/


    Tidewater Blacksmith Guild ( Virginia)
    http://www.tidewaterblacksmiths.com/index.html

    New England Blacksmiths
    http://www.newenglandblacksmiths.org/



    I know there's group that meets in Alaska, but I can't find the link or contact info on them right now. I know several members post on Iforgeiron and that site has a section dedicated to the Alaskan Blacksmith Assn.




    A few for those not in the US.


    Blacksmiths' Association of Western Australia
    http://www.bawa.net.au/

    The Blacksmiths Guild ( United Kingdom)
    http://www.blacksmithsguild.com/
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    Re: Blacksmithing groups or locations.

    Lots of good info, thanks for taking the time to put this together brother.

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    Re: Blacksmithing groups or locations.

    Here is a pretty good list of groups from Anvilfire: http://www.abana-chapter.com/ I'm surprised there are five associations in Virginia.

    Classes: Virginia Institute of Blacksmithing http://vablacksmithing.org/

    Groups and schools in VA: http://www.iforgeiron.com/topic/1115...s-of-virginia/
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    Good call Oldendum, I didn't think about places to take classes last night. I'll have to dig thru my list of those places and add them as well later.
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    Re: Blacksmithing groups or locations.

    Just a few of the places that offer classes. I have a lot of other links, but I need to dig them out of the older computer. I've taken classes at Bryn Athyn in the past and heard ver good things about most of the others on this list. I'll add more if I find them.


    Bryn Athyn College, Bryn Athyn Pa
    http://www.brynathyn.edu/academics/workshops/

    Peter's Valley School of craft, Delaware Watergap
    http://www.petersvalley.org/


    John C Campbell Folk School, Brasstown NC.
    https://www.folkschool.org/


    Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA ( Near Pittsburgh)
    http://touchstonecrafts.org/

    Center for Metal Arts, Downstate NY
    http://www.centerformetalarts.com/


    Brian Brareal Blacksmithing classes
    http://brianbrazealblacksmith.blogsp...p/classes.html
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    The California Blacksmiths are having a git-together next weekend and I'm planning on going. I thought if there was any interest for the folks from So. Cal, we could get together and head down. Lemme know if you'd like to go.
    http://www.calsmith.org/

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    Don't post on here but I read and learn a lot.

    I am a member of the Rocky Mountain Smiths and would like to add our website to the thread. Very good source for those in the Rocky Mountain Region.

    http://rockymountainsmiths.org/

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    Re: Blacksmithing groups or locations.

    I came across a few more blacksmithing groups to add to the list.


    http://www.iforgeiron.com/page/index...ing-groups-r75
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    Re: Blacksmithing groups or locations.

    From your list - these guys meet 10 miles south of town here in Bemidji.

    http://www.nmmetalsmiths.org/main.html
    https://www.facebook.com/pages/North...67793836667315

    They meet at Keith Johnson's shop (no relation) - a very nice gentleman who is highly skilled at his profession.
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