Roundhouseblacksmith

Traditional Hand Forged Ironwork

Marlboro, Vermont On Etsy since 2014

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Roundhouseblacksmith

Traditional Hand Forged Ironwork

Marlboro, Vermont | 1,178 Sales

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Note from shop owner The Roundhouse Blacksmith Shop is currently taking a break and not accepting new orders. But don't worry! Current orders are still being forged and shipped. The shop will reopen soon, and you can always contact me with questions in the meantime.

Please do so through my personal website under "contact":
www.roundhouseblacksmith.com

Note from shop owner

Last updated on May 27, 2020

The Roundhouse Blacksmith Shop is currently taking a break and not accepting new orders. But don't worry! Current orders are still being forged and shipped. The shop will reopen soon, and you can always contact me with questions in the meantime.

Please do so through my personal website under "contact":
www.roundhouseblacksmith.com

Eric Dennis

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Eric Dennis

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About Roundhouseblacksmith

Sales 1,178
On Etsy since 2014
Video summary: Forging a bottle opener. Music by myself.

Traditional blacksmith focusing on functional and artistic ironwork.

Iron, and the art of traditional blacksmithing is a place I feel at home. Iron shaped the evolution of our species and through the practice of shaping the hot material I can connect to a deep human root that we all share.

I make all of my work by hand with hammer, anvil, and fire. It's been over a decade since I made my first iron hook, and I have been at it ever since. The heat of the forge, the glow of the hot metal, and sound of the hammer... it all elicits a response that somehow fees right. Whether it's making delicate drawer handles for a cupboard, a twisting garden trellis, or forming the profile of a kitchen knife, I am committed to using traditional techniques to make each piece unique and more perfected than the last.

My hope is that, while continuing to keep the art of blacksmithing alive, I am able to create beautiful work that you can connect to as well. Pieces that speak to and allow you to feel that connection to the past as well. I look forward to hearing your ideas on new projects and discussing how we can make them come to life.

I believe that hand-made objects hold meaning that a mass produced object will never achieve. By buying a piece created by an craftsperson, you support not only that individual, but also help by moving our culture away from cheaply made and mass produced objects.

Thank you for supporting traditional handmade craft.

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  • Eric Dennis

    Owner, Creator, Maker

    Eric is a blacksmith focusing on traditional ironwork. He is passionate about work made by hand using techniques that have been passed down through history.

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Last updated on Nov 9, 2018
Frequently asked questions
Custom and personalized orders

I'm happy to work with you on custom and personalized orders! That said, once we've agreed on a design and price together I cannot refund or exchange the order. Custom orders often involve buying special materials and more labor in the planning and making process and therefore sales are final once payment has been made.

Likewise, if you wish for a stock item to be modified please contact me before purchasing with your idea as the price may vary from the original listing.

Care instructions

It is good practice to not let handmade ironwork soak or remain wet for extended periods as it can rust. Drying the iron after it is wet is the best practice. For pieces that will be touched often this is not a worry because a natural coating will build up from your hands. Some pieces, like the towel bars, I give a clear enamel that will protect them further from moisture and prevent towels from staining. If the object is to be used in the kitchen a light coat of food-safe oil can be applied for further care.

For a piece that has rusted slightly or has lost its shine you can take a piece of steel wool and scrub the iron to clean it up. A light coat of oil or wax is never a bad idea either.

Gift wrapping and packaging

Why did my purchase arrive in this strange looking box?

I often use recycled boxes to ship my wares. It's better for the earth.

I do not currently offer gift wrapping.