Blacksmiths on social media like to challenge each other. This is a fun way to build community and help improve ones skill. The Pub Spoon challenge comes from the Blacksmiths Pub Podcast.
See pictures of the challenge on Instagram at
This was inspired by the 15ommchallenge
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The following list provides just a few resources to help you find supplies and equipment for blacksmithing.
These first links are affiliate links, which means I earn a small commission if you buy from these dealers.
My blacksmiths apron http://www.Forge-Aprons.com use code BBF
My favorite cordless angle grinder – http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/8856008/type/dlg/https://www.cpooutlets.com/milwaukee-2783-20-m18-fuel-cordless-4-1-2-in—-5-in–braking-angle-grinder–bare-tool-/miln2783-20,default,pd.html
My cordless die grinder – http://www.anrdoezrs.net/links/8856008/type/dlg/https://www.cpooutlets.com/milwaukee-2784-22-m18-fuel-1-4-in–brushless-die-grinder-kit/miln2784-22,default,pd.html
To find more information in blacksmithing in the US or to search for your local ABANA affiliate group visit.
Other suppliers of blacksmithing tools and supplies
Self contained air hammers – http://www.saymakhammers.com/
General blacksmithing supplies – https://www.oleoacresfarriersupply.com/
General blacksmithing supplies – http://www.piehtoolco.com/
General blacksmithing supplies – http://www.centaurforge.com/
General blacksmithing supplies – https://www.blacksmithsdepot.com/
General blacksmithing supplies – http://www.blacksmithsupply.com/
Square head bolts and lags – http://www.blacksmithbolt.com/
New anvils – https://www.oldworldanvils.com/
New anvils – http://www.nimbaanvils.com/
New anvils – http://fontaninianvilandtool.com/
Industrial supplier – http://www.mcmaster.com
Tong blanks and tools – https://kensironstore.com/
Fire brick and refractory – http://refwest.com
Blacksmithing and related activities can be hazardous. These videos are not a substitute for competent professional instruction. Your safety is your sole responsibility. Always use appropriate safety equipment including eye and ear protection when working in the shop. Follow manufactures safety guidelines for the use of all equipment. In the event something shown in one of these videos seems unsafe, it is up to you to make the appropriate changes to protect yourself.