We got off to a great start in 2018. We would like to welcome all the new members into the forge Group. Some exciting new possibilities for our forge group are in the works! A welcome addition to the smithy is the wood stove that is now up and running to keep our smiths warm during the cold Tennessee months. February 3rd is the next open forge day. You won't want to miss this one! There will be a commercial one inch thick forge pot complete with clinker breaker sold to the winner for a 1 dollar ticket. Make sure you participate in the upcoming iron in the hat! TRABA welcomes new members:
Kevin A., Andrew E., Bobby H., Chuck H., Calvin J., Michael J., Benjie L., David M., Keith P., Robert P., Rufus S., Berry S., James T., and Mark W... Stay tuned!
Finished staining the last wall section inside the forge. We will also be fabricating a steel storage rack. This is to hold all the steel for the forge group. Still to be done, is to set the bases for the post vices and the cone anvil. Come see us!
Plumbing and electrical are in place and working. New stacks are installed on the roof. Last minute smiting will be happening Saturday June 17th, in preparation for the Carroll arts show Saturday at 6pm.
Trenches are dug and utility lines (water & electric) are in place and soon to be hooked up. See the photos in the gallery. Stack bracing design and fabrication are complete. Stack instillation is scheduled for Monday 6/12/17. Electric maybe finished this week. Stay tuned.
Smithy construction continues. Forge hoods & smoke stack support bracing should be completed by tomorrow. Mark W. will be applying finish to the interior walls. Rough wiring is completed. We are now waiting for a patch of dry weather to bury water and electric lines to supply the smithy. Once stack bracing, water, and power are completed, we will put out a call for help. The contents of the smithy need to be moved from chuck's shop (Anvil, Vices, etc.) and we eagerly await the big move day.Stay tuned.