The Wareham Forge

Gallery of Past Work

The objects shown here represent a body of hand forged work by Artisan Blacksmith Darrell Markewitz that stretches back over 30 years. One of the dominant stresses to all my one of a kind pieces has been the individual designs. To speed up your trip, the objects have been loosely grouped by type, each group with its own page.

Explore and Discover!
Individual objects may appear in more than one section

Architectural
Architectural
Knives
Bladesmithing
Candle Holders
& Candelabras
Decorative
 for Gardens
Gates, Arbours
& Fountains
Furnature &
Home Accessories
Jewellery
Jewellery
Reproductions
Reproductions
Weathervanes
Weathervanes
Jewellery



This is the heart of the operation - the forge itself. You can clearly see the 225 lb 'London' pattern anvil that is the main work surface. The primary forge is made of a cast fire box set in a metal table. Although it still burns coal, the air supply is an electric blower with both a motor control and a sliding gate to modify the air volume (thus heat.) Note the sliding hood suspended from the ceiling - it can drop right down to the table and there is a large extraction fan mounted on the roof to force out the smoke. The shop also has polishing and grinding equipment, band saw, and drill press. Welding can be done with either the arc welder, MIG arc, or an oxy/propane torch system. Large forgings are handled with a 50 lb air operated power hammer with the required large air compressor. The air system also allows for spray painting and sand blasting as well. There are also two gas forges (on propane) for production work and large forgings.


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