Basic blacksmith class

We held a basic blacksmith class last weekend, good times. Turned out to be a small class that afforded us extra time to teach a basic MIG welding class as well .

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Last class of 2019

We had a great time this weekend teaching the last class of 2019. This was a fantastic group lots of fun. We have added new classes for 2020 song up soon.

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Passing the Forge

News Flash, the Blacksmith Shop OMAHA is moving to a bigger facility. December 1 we moved the forge officially doing work out of the new shop.

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Date night

Date night with Shelby and Calvin. Forging bottle openers, of course we tested them. What a great couple and a good time.

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Blade class

Two seats just came open in the Oct 26-27 blade class. If you have taken the basic blacksmith class this can be your opportunity to get into one of our most popular classes. Act fast before its gone.

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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,

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!*

Registrant’s Name ——————————————————————————————————-

Address  ——————————————————————————————————————-

Phone #  ——————————————————————————————————————-

E-Mail address ———————————————————————————————————–

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———————

                            TOTAL                  ———————

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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