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Heat Treating

One-Page heat treating chart (PDF Format) I’m the type of person that needs to really understand something in order to work with it. I don’t like “black boxes.” When I first started blacksmithing, I had a very difficult time tempering metal – mainly because I didn’t have a clue what …

Iron Steel Temperature Chart

This IRON-STEEL TEMP CHART is not exactly a work of art, but it does bring together a wealth of information. Incandescent (glowing) and Iridescent (reflecting) heat colors and what they are good for, magnetic structures and temperatures, critical temperatures of carbon steel, and the various atomic structures of iron. All …

Larry Layne's Museum/Workshop

CACBOA February 2014 Meeting

The February meeting of the Central Arkansas Chapter of the Blacksmiths Association of Arkansas (CACBOA) was held on February 15th at the forge of Larry Layne, in Sheridan Arkansas. Larry’s shop is a shrine to human-powered tools. In addition to the brick forge (laid by Larry’s lovely wife Scooter), Larry …

February 2014 Meeting Notes – Northwest Chapter

BLACKSMITHS OF ARKANSAS February 8th, 2014 This month’s meeting was at Richard Ross’ ‘Elbow Holler Forge’ in Flippin. We had a great turnout, especially considering the weather we’ve been having lately. We had a few new members attending this meeting. Danny Blankenship was able to join us, after meeting several …