Sunday, November 26, 2006

Anvil Talk Episode 5

Anvil Talk Episode 5

Anvil Talk home page is at http://home.flash.net/~dwwilson/ntba/podcasts/anviltalk.html. You may subscribe to Anvil Talk at http://home.flash.net/~dwwilson/ntba/podcasts/anviltalk.xml, or itunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=129058670&s=143441

Show Notes - Episode 5. Interview with Peter Ross. This is the first part of a two part interview, recorded by time travelling to the NTBA Hammerfest, September 2001. During this discussion, Peter shares his life story from his beginnings as a blacksmith. He continues with fascinating information about the historical work he has done with Colonial Williamsburg and its connection to English ironwork. During this talk Peter analyses the mind set of blacksmiths as compared to other modern trades. Running time 18 minutes 47 seconds.

Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Anvil Talk Episode 4

Anvil Talk Episode 4

Anvil Talk home page is at http://home.flash.net/~dwwilson/ntba/podcasts/anviltalk.html. You may subscribe to Anvil Talk at http://home.flash.net/~dwwilson/ntba/podcasts/anviltalk.xml, or itunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=129058670&s=143441

Show Notes - Episode 4. Recorded April 2006 at the Plano Heritage Farmstead Museum. This episode is part two of an interview with Mike Williams. You may listen to part one of this interview on Episode 3. Episode 4 contains a fascinating glimpse into Mike Williams life experiences with bladesmiths from all over the world and how the connections are related to the historical roots through Jim Bowie's legendary knife. Mike discusses the strict requirements of the American Bladesmith Sociey and that only a few select knifemakers qualify to meet its skill level.

Anvil Talk Episode 3

Anvil Talk Episode 3

Anvil Talk home page is at http://home.flash.net/~dwwilson/ntba/podcasts/anviltalk.html. You may subscribe to Anvil Talk at http://home.flash.net/~dwwilson/ntba/podcasts/anviltalk.xml, or itunes at http://phobos.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewPodcast?id=129058670&s=143441

Show Notes - Episode 3. Recorded April 2006 at the Plano Heritage Farmstead Museum. Part one of an interview with Mike Williams. Mike is a master bladesmith with the Texarkana College, Bill Moran School of Bladesmithing. At the event he provided us with excellent material relating to knifemaking and it may be downloaded from the NTBA website. This episode contains a discussion about his beginnings as a bladesmith and Mikes relationships with prominent knifemakers, including Bill Moran, Jerry Fisk and Harvey Dean.

Anvil Talk New Episodes - 3, 4, 5!

We have several new episodes up, including a two part discussion with Mike Williams (episodes 3 & 4). Mike is a master bladesmith and he discussed his relationship with knifemakers from all over the world. These episodes were created at the NTBA event - Dancing Hammers in Plano, Texas. In episode 5, we start a two part discussion with Peter Ross. This is a recording that was created when we time travelled back to 2001.

See episode notes in another post.