Symmes Log Cabin
SYMMES TOWNSHIP
HISTORICAL SOCIETY


Ross Family Log House

11887 LEBANON ROAD - MEADE TOWNSHIP PARK

 

UPCOMING PROGRAM

"HARRIET BEECHER STOWE"
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ATTENTION:
SYMMES TOWNSHIP
HISTORICAL SOCIETY
will be selling refreshments
at the upcoming

Concerts in Park
on September 13 - 6:00 p.m.
All proceeds benefit the Ross Family Log House



 

 

May 2013 Blacksmith Demonstration

Blacksmith Demonstration



Our Society is fortunate to have Phil Trickey, operator of the Trickey Forge in Camp Dennison as a Society member. Mr. Trickey provided visitors last year with outstanding demonstrations on period metal working by producing several beautifully finished metal items from raw bar stock.




Starting the Forge



The first step is to heat the forge
untill the coals are red hot.

Starting the Forge




Next, the raw metal bar stock is heated. The
color of the metal tells the blacksmith when
the metal is ready for forming.

 

Starting the Forge



The hammer - the anvil - the wedge
are the tools of the trade.

Starting the Forge



The metal is heated, formed, re-heated,
and re-formed until the object (in this
a metal cross) begins to take shape.

Starting the Forge



After each "heat" the hammer and
the anvil are used to form the metal
cross

Starting the Forge



The final product ....

Phil has many great hand forged items
for sale and can be contacted at:

Trickey Forge
7879 Camp Road
Camp Dennison, OH 45111
513-831-7344



 

CABIN NOW OPEN

11887 LEBANON ROAD - MEADE TOWNSHIP PARK

1ST & 3RD WEEKENDS OF THE MONTH
1 TO 3 PM