Will Dobkins

Homestead Iron


Will Dobkins is a professional blacksmith, toolmaker, and writer. He and his wife, Melissa, own and operate a small tool business and strive to lead a self-sufficient life on 17 acres in the Ozark Mountains of Missouri.

Will will be speaking at the North Carolina, Maryland, Pennsylvania Fairs


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Practical Blacksmithing for the Farm and Homestead

Will Dobkins provides an entry-level look at the basic tools and techniques of a blacksmith. Learn how a few simple tools, knowledge, and skill can be used every day to lead a more self-sufficient life. Dobkins covers how to get started with minimal tooling and what to look for (and what to avoid) when buying tools. Learn how to use those tools, as well as the fundamental skills needed to make useful, everyday pieces of hardware and hand tools. Then take the next step with resources to help you advance your skill level.
Modern Homesteading

Available In:

North Carolina, Saturday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
Maryland, Sunday 10:00-11:00 a.m., Homestead Hustle Stage
Pennsylvania, Friday 3:30-4:30 p.m., Building and Energy Stage