10 Annual tool swap meet

Tool sale tomorrow , Saturday 10 Aug at 2921 north 84th street Omaha.

Logging chains, coal forge, Coal, cone anvil, swedge block, foot vice, post vise, Wilton bench vice, wedding cake decorating equipment , sockets , wrenches, gas forge, anvils, tongs, hammers, too much to list. Starts at 9 am goes till 4

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2019 PBA Fall Confrence


                Saturday and Sunday SEPTEMBER 21 & 22, 2019


                Monday and Tuesday September 23 & 24 2019

Garrett Elting  DEMONSTRATOR Blades and Damascus (pattern welding)

Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm each day

Location; Trails and Rails Museum blacksmith shop (710 W. 11th St. Kearney, NE 68845)

                   Camping is available on site. But there are no RV hook ups. 

Contact: Bruce Fells (402-540-4585, fellspalmyra@aol.com)

We will have Iron in the Hat, so please bring an itemfor the auction.

Bring your work to display in the gallery and let everyone see your efforts.

Must be a PBA member to attend. Dues of $25.00 at time of registration if not current for end of 2019!*

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TWO –DAY CONFRENCE, September 21&22          $100.00———————-

ONE –DAY CONFRENCE,                                              $60.00———————-

TWO—DAY WORKSHOP, September 23&24         $150.00———————

CURRENT DUES –PBA        $25.00———————

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Meals will be on your own, at local café, or arranged by those in attendance. 

Mail registration form and fees to Prairie Blacksmith Association % Bruce Fells, 525 J rd. Palmyra, NE 68418

Student should arrange to have tools to use for the workshop.


Garrett has been blade-smithing for about five years. He and his father started Steel Pig Forge in early 2014 after his return from four years of service in the Marine Corps. “After two deployments and four years from home, it was nice to reconnect with my dad over a common interest that we both enjoy. My favorite part about making blades is forging the steel. Being able to manipulate bars of steel into patterns and shapes, then forging it into knives is very rewarding. Forging is a sort of therapy for me; it calms me and clears my mind. I want to be able to share with other veterans and anyone that wants to learn.”

Oh yeah I should mention Garrett was on Forged in Fire!


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Summer Arts Festival

The Blacksmith Shop is participating in the OMAHA Summer Arts festival down town OMAHA. We will be here all weekend forging, teaching and hanging out. Stop by 13 and Mike Fahey street.

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Country Bumpkins 4-H Club

Country Bumpkins 4-H Club made a trip to the forge last week. We had a great time exploring the art of twisting steel. Next project is for judging at the Sarpy County fair.

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Basic Blacksmith Class ADDED

We have added a last chance class to this years schedule. December 15-16, 2018.

If you are looking for a supper gift for this holiday call now.

If you want to take an advanced class in the new quarter next year, you need this class , call now.

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Shop time

After you complete the basic blacksmith class you can rent shop time and work on your own projects using our shop and equipment.
Shop time is $20 per hour or $120 per month for individuals.
Shop time for family is $25 per hour or $150 per month.
First of the month to the last day of the month.
The monthly rate is equal to six hours of forge time but you can forge anytime the shop is not scheduled for an event.
I am always open late on Wednesday till 7:30 and most days noon to six pm.
If you have a special time just let me know and I will try to accommodate you.
Texting me gets a quicker response. Thanks
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Date Night

This newlywed couple came to the Blacksmith Shop for date night. Had great time one on one forging bottle openers , of course we tried them out , the old fashon way. You to can have date night, contact us for details.

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