Saturday, September 29, 2012

Our future blacksmiths

 Grandson #2 striking for Grandpa.

1 of the 4 of the hooks he forged today.

 Grandsons #1 and #2 working together.

Grand daughter #1 trying her hand with Grandpa's antique grinder.

Then the old guys got back to work!

It was a wonderful autumn day at Old Munichburg 2012!

Monday, September 24, 2012

SOFA 2012 Conference

One of the first things we noticed when we arrived at the conference was a gathering of blacksmiths, a real crowd was collecting. 

When it was all over with 63 anvils were on display. The supplier was Yoder Blacksmith Supply Company of Fredericksburg Ohio. They told us that they left 14 more back at their shop.

A Columbian double horned anvil.

These anvils were brought by Steve of Matchless Antiques, perhaps you've seen his anvils on EBay.

Steve and my blacksmith posed for me. This was after we bought a gallon of the "best" apple cider from Steve.


 More tailgaters.

Still more tailgaters.

 Friday afternoon we went to downtown Tipp City. The blacksmith pointed out this iron work.

Saturday nights demonstration.

This hydraulic tire shrinker was sold on the auction for $290. My blacksmith had a similar one at one time but sold it to a good friend.

 Christopher Thomson was awesome to watch. Here is his web page.

 Susan Hutchison demonstrating.

David Robertson demonstrating.

If you missed the Ohio  conference this year, there's always next year. 

SOFA Gallery 2012 at

Monday, September 17, 2012

Heritage Festival 2012

If you came out and saw us at the Heritage Festival, "Thank You". It was a grand time. 

If perhaps you'd like to purchase something more, just give us a call . . . our phone number is on the business card on the side of the screen. You can also email us . . .that is on the top right side of the  page. We accept pay-pal and will ship anywhere in the good old U S A.