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The team of  the Village Blacksmith hand forging  3/8" rivets using a bolster block. They were made using a 1018 low carbon steel. There are quite a few ways to make rivets by hand this is our method. We used a Oxy/fuel torch to heat the heads where,  we normally we would have them cooking in a gas forge for large quantities or we could buy them already produced. Since we only have a few to make after running out this what we chose to do.  Hand forging rivets involves a blacksmithing technique called upsetting in which the material is...

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We had a great time with embedded reporter Barrett Baker during one of our basic blacksmithing Classes at our shop in Gloucester, Virginia. Click the link to view the article and view some items our students made! http://www.coastalvirginiamag.com/May-June-2017/The-Village-Blacksmith/

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Patience folks! We are working very hard to bring the community classes in blacksmithing, bladesmithing, welding and fabrication. There is quite a bit of equipment we are in the process of procuring and when we are done "tooling up" we expect to be able to accommodate  4 - 6 students. We are  building 2-3  gas forges , and already have 1 coal forge and 1 gas forge ready to go. We have 6 anvils, 6 leg vises and 2 welding machines. We are working on tongs and hammer sets currently but we will be teaching classes in the near future! ...

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We had a great spread (front page and carried over to page 4) published in the Daily Press: George Cramer is the owner of the Village Blacksmith shop at Gloucester Courthouse. George loves to work with iron inside his blacksmithing shop in Gloucester Village. George is starting up his fire to make his colonel type Creset Fire Basket for orders inside his blacksmithing shop. Frances Hubbard Contact Reporter fhubbard@dailypress.com "Blacksmithing is a humbling craft. There is always something new to learn ... It's constantly challenging." GLOUCESTER — George Cramer, the owner of Village Blacksmith in Gloucester, took an interest in...

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