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Blacksmith shop at Little Log House

The Guild of Metalsmiths strives to preserve and pass on the knowledge, art, and skills of working metal including blacksmithing, bladesmithing, machining and foundry work among many other techniques. We share this information and our passion for metalsmithing with the public and maintain this website to further our goal of sharing our knowledge with others.

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Students of Dec 2013 Poz tongs class show off finished tongs

 

 

Our bi-monthly membership meetings draw members and visitors to a variety of metalworking oriented venues related to our craft and art. Meetings are open to members, families, and anyone interested in joining our group. We always kick off these meetings with potluck meals. The meetings are a place to update us on current happenings, to publicize projects and workshops, to express opinions, to share successes, and to socialize with each other.

Struck tools class, students and instructors, Dec 2013

Handled struck tools class, students and instructors (Herb Fick, Dave Gavin, Jesse Gavin), December 2013

Education is one of our primary goals. We sponsor a variety of skill and knowledge-building workshops including beginning blacksmith classes, project based blacksmithing classes and a Fall Conference that brings blacksmiths, craftsmen, metalsmiths and artists from around the world to assist the membership in continuing to expand their view on what is possible within the metalsmith crafts.  We are a family oriented organization and all are welcome.

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Making a hammer head. Brian Brazeal class. Fall Conference, Sept. 2012

 

 

Our Officers, Committees and Board of Directors meet every other month to help keep us on track with our education, our programming, and our task of sharing our knowledge with each other and the public. We invite new members to join us at any time. A good way to learn more direct information about our organization is to contact our current President, Martin Pansch.

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2014 C-Class Graduates: From left to right: Bob Brown, Derrick Phillips, Noah Mincheff, Evan Binkley, George Auel, Dennis Covington, Tom Gervais, Gene Thoma, Trevor Caron, Tom Steinke, Wendy Anderson, Larry Sorensen, Reilly Dillon, Herb Fick (kneeling) Not pictured: Roland Sigurdson (photographer) 2014 Guest Instructors (not pictured): Don Hammer, Larry Wasmund, Bill Krawczeski

Feel free to browse our web forum or member gallery and see some of the work our members have done. You can also find information on becoming a blacksmith, see examples of knives that members have made, beautiful artistic ironwork, excellent foundry work, tools such as forges or anvils and much more.

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Our organization is a 501(c) (3). Donations are accepted and are used in our educational mission.