A Practical Treatise on the Smelting and Smithing of Bloomery Iron
This is the paper I wrote for Historical Metallurgy back in 2000, reporting our early work and challenging some of the prevailing notions about bloomery smelting.
on "The Practical Treatise"
An excerpt from a paper I expect to be published in the proceedinbgs
of the 2010 conference. This summarizes some of the changes in my technique
since the above paper.
The Basics of Bloomery Smelting
An introductory paper I wrote for The Anvil’s Ring back in 2000.
A paper from 2001 for the Materials Research Society. Similar
to the HMS paper, but a lot more concise.
Another paper forthcoming in the HMS 2010 Conference proceedings, describing
an easy way to convert iron into steel.
A Journey Into Medieval Ironmaking
Written for the Anvil's Ring in 2010, reporting
on my trip to England, and the work inspired by it.
Step by step instructions for building a clay bloomery furnace.
Remelting Bloom Iron for Phosphorus Reduction
A quick report on an experiment with the Evenstad process.
A quick and simple method to convert iron to steel in a charcoal
A simple fire assay method for testing ores.
A Different Method of Forging
A different angle on an old forging problem from the Viking era.
A New (Old?) Way to Forge
Square Corners (video)
Another different angle on an old problem... this time it's a right angle!