Blacksmith History, Part 1
Blacksmith History--Part 2
Blacksmith History--Part 3
Blacksmith in the Oil Patch
Blacksmiths in Africa
Antebellum Iron Works
Lewis & Clark's Blacksmiths
Advice for Beginners
Boy Scout Program
Techniques / Projects
Iron and Steel
Forging Non-Ferrous Metals
All About Nails
1982 ABANA Conference
Organized in 1978, the
Appalachian Blacksmiths Association is an affiliate of ABANA. We represent blacksmiths,
bladesmiths, and farriers in West Virginia and its surrounding states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Maryland, Virginia, and Kentucky.
We publish a quarterly newsletter which keeps our membership up to date on events. The newsletter also features many metalworking tips.
To join the ABA, click on
Appalachian Blacksmiths Association
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If you are a blacksmith,
metalsmith, or tinsmith, consider volunteering
your time to teach the Metalsmith merit badge program for your local
Boy Scout Troop.
If you are a Scout,
consider this merit badge. You will learn an interesting craft and
much about history.
"We, too, have a job to do."
Painting by Norman Rockwell
Do you want
over 300 Scout Councils around the country. To locate the Council (and
Troops) in your area, go to the Scouting website ( www.scouting.org
) and use the search feature. All you'll need to do is enter
your zip code. (See also chart below for WV Area Scout Councils.)
Your local telephone directory may also have information.
about the Metalsmith Merit Badge.
posted the Metalsmith merit badge requirements at it's website. www.abana.org/resources/education/scoutmb.shtml
Also, order Booklet
#33312B as it is has the most recent metalsmith merit badge
Are you a
Scout or Troop leader wanting to locate a blacksmith?
and we'll try our best to locate a smith or facility to help you out.
(Please, WV and border areas only.) email@example.com
our "Places We Go" web page as it has information on
blacksmith forges around the state.
Are you a
Scout needing ideas for projects?
TO ALL BOY SCOUTS: You will find a good deal of information
about blacksmithing just by reading through the Education section of this
website. However, if there's a topic that has you baffled, please feel free to
contact us. If we don't have your answers, we'll try to locate a source
Regional BSA Councils in and around ABA membership area
check your local telephone book also