1st Principio Iron Furnace Hammer-In


Harris Metalsmith Studios

Saturday, October 25th, 9 am to 4 pm 


Harris Metalsmith Studios

1760 Principio Furnace Rd.
Perryville, MD 21903


sponsored by BGCM  


Demonstrator : James Michael Walker

Odds & Ends Smithy, Elkton, MD. 

Mike is bringing his treadle hammer and will demonstrate its use and techniques, many of which are transferable to hand hammering.   Mike does amazing work and loves to share his knowledge and tips of blacksmithing. 

Matt Harris will also demonstrate his collection of power hammers and forge welding.


9:00 - 12:00 a.m. Demonstration- Mike Walker, treadle hammer techniques

12:00 - 1:00 lunch
12:30 Iron in the hat drawing
1:00 - 2:00 Demonstration- Matt Harris, power hammer techniques, forge weld
2:00 - 4:00 Demonstration- Mike Walker, treadle hammer techniques
The Principio Iron Furnace remains are worth seeing. It is a very nice location. 

To attend you MUST bring something, preferably handmade by you, for the Iron in the Hat Raffle. 

You may also bring other items for donation to the raffle.  This is the only registration fee involved with this event. 

 You also need to bring SAFETY GLASSES, a chair to sit on, a lunch and drink (No alcohol is allowed at this event).  BGCM will provide water and porta potties.  The demonstrations will occur inside Matt's shop.


BGCM Event Coordinators:

Ted McNett   (717) 646-9839

Matt Harris  (410) 378-2234