20th Annual Blacksmith Days


May 17-18, 2008

at the

Carroll County Farm Museum Westminster, Maryland



Randy McDaniel

Ken Schwarz

Dragonfly Enterprises

Colonial Williamsburg


Hollow Form Forging

Traditional Tomahawks

Forged Iron Auction 4:30PM Saturday

Other Demonstrations

 Forged Items Contests

Bladesmithing & Damascus................

                                                 Rob Dekelbaum

                                                     Larry Nowicki

                                                            J. Neilson 

                1. Sample Grille   

                2. Bowie Knife

Brass Casting ........ Walter VanAlstine On Site Forging Contest
Iron Kiss Hammers........ John Larson

Prizes Awarded

Repousse ..................... Kerry Stagmer  
Carving .......................... Teddy Gregor Admission:

$30.00  In Advance  $40.00 At Gate

Mountain Men                 Bill Chestnut  (Includes Breakfast & Lunch   Sat & Sun)
“Tall Tales”....................... & Mark Haines Sat Dinner $8.00 Extra (In Advance Only)
“Sheep to Shawl........... Fiber Artists Public Welcome  Enter from 12:00 to 5:00 PM
  for the Regular Farm Museum Entry Fee

Eye Protection Required to Watch Demonstrations - Please Remember to Bring Yours


Silent Auction Saturday/Sunday


Attendee’s  may consign blacksmithing/metal working tools and equipment Consignments subject to 20% auction commission and Maryland sales tax (5%) will be charged.  Include list/description of items to be consigned with registration


Portfolio and Forged Items Display Tables


Bring examples of your work and/or portfolio to network with other smiths and show the public.  The Farm Museum is open to the Public from 12:00-5:00PM on Saturday and Sunday when they may observe Blacksmith Days activities



For Additional Information Contact:

2008 Blacksmith Days Chairman  

Ted McNett

(717) 646-9839 


Blacksmith Days Flyer

Schedule of Events

Advance Registration Deadline: May 1, 2008

Registration Form




Best Western

Boston Inn

Days Inn









Demonstrator Bios





















Auction Items





Contest Rules

Blacksmith Days Raffle Items

Drawing 4:30 Pm May 18, 2008 at Blacksmith Days

Carroll County Farm Museum

Tickets available at Sales Table in Pavilion

Tickets - $1.00 Donation - 6 for $5.00 - 13 for $10.00



Rose Forged by  Dorothy Stiegler





Damascus Knife Forged by Rob Dekelbaum

Check back to see knife with sheath



Blacksmith Tool Box and Tools

Forged by BGCM Members



Tool Box Hand Crafted from Tiger Maple by Walter VanAlstine


On Box Left to Right:

Scribe by Ted McNett

Bending Wrench by Dave Hammer

Railroad Spike Tongs by Tom Anderson

Tool Holder by Tom Anderson

Tool Tongs by Bill Clemens

(with Tong Clip and Atlantic 33 Straight Chisel, Curved Chisel, Veining Tool, Punch, & 2 blanks )

Flux Spoon by Ted McNett

Pick-Up Tongs by Ted McNett

Center Punch by Ted McNett

In Front of Box:

Hacksaw by Ken Strosnider

Wooden Mallet by Winters Mill High School Students

Cross Pein Hammer by Bill Clemens

Handled and Sheathed Rasp by Albin Drzewianowski

Bending Fork by Dave Hammer

Center Finder by Tom Anderson

Tong Clip by Ted McNett


Tool Chest Draw Details (Hardware  by Tige Davis)


Colonial Fire Shovel Swedge  by Dick Smith



Leaf Veining Tool by Bob Hungerman




Dragon Tongs by Tim Beachley




Fire Shovel by Ray Neubauer





Dividers by Gary Brown




Straight Pein Hammer by Todd Brown




Farriers Tongs by Bill Clemens




Hardy Cone Mandrel  by James Baldwin




Check back to see additional tools as they are added