Books, Videos, and Websites

Books

For new smiths I strongly reccomend that they start with
The Backyard Blacksmith by Lorelei Sims.  Loreli Sims is clear and concise and a credit to the craft.

Once The Backyard Blacksmith has been consumed move onto th
e Mark Aspery series. Mark Aspery does a phenomenal job of showing step by step including blacksmithing math.

The Skills of a Blacksmith: v.1: Mastering the Fundamentals of Blacksmithing

The Skills of a Blacksmith: v.2: Mastering the Fundamentals of Leaf-work

For Historical Reference texts.
The Mastermyr Find
A Viking Age Tool Chest from Gotland by Greta Arwidsson & Gosta Berg

Colonial Wrought Iron, the Sorber Collection
(This one has become very very expensive but will probably be reprinted in the next few years)


DVDs

UMBA Library of DVD-R's
7$ for the first one  5$ thereafter
The quality of these videos vary but at the price of a big mac for 6 hours of video its a phenomenal deal. 
Their DVD's do not play in older DVD players but play in almost all computers.
http://umbaonline.ning.com/page/dvd-library-1



WEBSITES


www.iforgeiron.com

www.anvilfire.com

http://theanvilsface.blogspot.com/

I WANNA BUY A FORGE BURNER!!!


High Temp Tools (was Ellis Knifeworks)

Zoeller Forge


Find your local blacksmithing group.

Artist Blacksmith Association of North America

or if you are in NC

NCABANA

Historical Blacksmithing Suppliers

Viking and Colonial anvils (among other cool stuff)
Fort Vause Outfitters
"History. Study it, learn from it, live it."

I DON'T WANT TO REINVENT THE WHEEL  AND STUFF

Stoney Point Forge sells precut metal pieces for everything from bells, angels, roses, and ladles. 
Digital Thermal controllers.


Good source of casting alloys
http://www.rotometals.com
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