IronFest Photos 2001 Grapevine, Texas
This was a fantastic event, especially considering that it was the first time that the organizer put it together. Everything came off like clock work. Many thanks to David Wilson and all of the others who worked so hard to make this event a total success. Old World Anvils is already looking forward to the next "IronFest" in 2003.

Frank kept everyone entertained with his skillful use of the hammer and anvil. He made everything look so easy, in the way only a Master Blacksmith can. Frank runs the Turley Forge. This is one of the oldest schools of Blacksmithing in the US. Based in Santa Fe, New Mexico, classes are held from February through October. The classes fills up fast, so call now and make a reservation. Each class is limited to 5 students

Frank Turley's course teaches the following processes and techniques and much more. All classes are three weeks, intense and designed for the beginning and intermediate blacksmith.

  • Drawing
  • Upsetting
  • Punching
  • Hot Splitting
  • Fullering
  • Twisting
  • Bending
  • Hot Rasping
  • Forge Welding
  • Forge Brazing
  • Striking with a Sledge
  • Using the Trip Hammer
Contact Information for the Turley Forge is:

Turley Forge
919-A Chicoma Vista
Santa Fe, NM 87507
Telephone: 505 471-8608

Toll Free Order Line: 888 737-5714