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Kentucky Museum - Hammer In

Hammer In at the Kentucky Museum

Saturday, October 7, 2017


Sam Stoner blacksmithing

Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade.

    • Forge Demonstrations
    • Green Coal Classes
    • Kentucky Folklife Narrative Stage
    • Aluminum Pour

 Photos of 2016 Hammer In

Schedule of Activities

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10 am - 12 pm

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12 pm - 1 pm

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1 pm - 3 pm

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3:15 pm  - 4 pm

 Western Room - Everyone is welcome to come to the Western room for an open question and answer session. We welcome any and all feedback about the Hammer-In.

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Sam Stoner blacksmithing
 Sam Stoner, Outback Forge

Sam specializes in fixed blades, tomahawks and friction folders in carbon steel and Damascus. Each piece is crafted in a traditional maner using no electricity or motors. All equipment is driven by pulleys and belts on an overhead drive shaft. The shaft is powered by two large horses walking on a treadmill. Sam uses a hand crank coal forge to make Damascus out of 1084 and 15N20 carbon steel which provides performance and beauty.

 Randy Hulsey Tinsmith
Randy Hulsey, Jennings Creek Tin Shoppe

Randy began his apprenticeship under Tinsmith Bill Lawrence "Uncle Billy". He studied with him for three years before establishing his own shop. Randy is a juried member of the Kentucky Craft Market program, He uses 18c forming stake tools while specializing in 18th & 19th Century reproduction tinware and living history demonstrations.




Green Coal Class Teachers

Chase Saxton blacksmithing
 Chase Saxton

Chase's blacksmith shop is in Allen County. He sells his forge work, hand built coal forges, and blacksmith equipment.

 Chris Radus blacksmith
Chris Radus

A Pittsburgh native resides and has his forge in Bowling Green where he makes art out of recycled metal and wood. Radus' metal working roots go back to his grandfather who was a professional blacksmith in the old country (Hungary).



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