Kentucky Museum - Hammer In
Hammer In at the Kentucky Museum
Free Museum Admission
Saturday, October 5, 2019
10AM - 3PM
Free parking available off of Kentucky Street. Follow the Hammer In Parking Signs.
Photo by Mike Dowell
Join us at the Kentucky Museum for a free community event celebrating the metal workers' trade.
Green Coal Classes
Kentucky Folklife Narrative Stage
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Hammer In Kickoff
Kentucky Folklife Program Narrative Stage
Green Coal Class
Green Coal Class
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 manner 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, 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.
Jonathan began to experiment with his family's foundry and black smiting tools as a teenager. He is the current foundry master at Pioneer Foundry in Caneyville, KY that manufactures Pioneer Wood Burning Stoves. Jonathan also makes his own tools as well as runs a steam powered wood shop and sawmill.
Jack Hubbard makes 1700 period items including guns, knives, hunting pouches and haversacks. His guns which are made to look plain and well-used have been described as “butt ugly” guns. He likes plenty of creative latitude when he makes something. He says, “I work best if a person just gives me the basics of what they want and let me go from there.”
Green Coal Class Teachers
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).
Greg has had a lifelong interest in Blacksmithing and took that interest to the next level two years ago at the first Kentucky museum Hammer-In. Greg is enjoys teaching decorative metal and working with the next generation of blacksmiths.
Photos from 2017 Hammer In
WKU League of Sculptors
Pouring aluminum using "junkyard foundry" equipment made by a Kentucky Forge Council member.