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Jymm Hoffman, blacksmith and owner of Hoffman’s Forge, joined the Practical Preservation Podcast to discuss his work as a blacksmith and historical consultant. We covered multiple topics, including:

  • His background, including how reenacting sparked his interest in preservation
  • How he maintains historical-accuracy wherever possible, and his research-findings including the diverse skills and jobs of historical blacksmiths
  • The consultation process with clients and the diversity of projects
  • Projects of note, including creating kitchen equipment for the Renfrew Museum
  • What he wishes he knew when he started, as well as challenges in preservation related to blacksmithing







Email –[email protected] (preferred contact method)

Phone –724-251-9320

For information about products and services visit here, and for information about consultation, go here.

Read more about Jymm’s work, here and here.

About Danielle Keperling

Danielle Groshong-Keperling has worked full-time in the restoration industry since 2001, but her education in the traditional trades, construction industry, and historical preservation was built from an early age through her Father's work in the traditional trades and her Mother's love of historic architecture. Now, with Jonathan (an artisan craftsman in his own right), her partner in business and life, they work together to help historic building owners restore and preserve their piece of our built history.

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