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‘Big Ben’s Crap & Scrap’ Steel Yard Sale

(6.28) Geeks bearing gifts. Attention metalheads, makers, fabricators, set builders, decorators, hobbyists: Head over to the Steel Yard this weekend for a one-of-a-kind garage sale featuring: Old tools, materials, equipment, storage, and industrial furniture. Big Ben’s Crap and Scrap sale takes place both days this weekend. This is an ideal opportunity for both junk hunters …

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Thank You West Side Sewing Studio

Global pandemic? Where are my scissors? These stories of how regular people are just rolling up their sleeves and pitching in are so heartening. This news comes from the Steel Yard. We can all breathe easier knowing The West Side Sewing Studio has got us covered! Over the past couple weeks, our neighbor, tenant, and …

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Fire Camp At Steel Yard

(6.23) Experience the magic of the industrial arts first hand. This Saturday the Steel Yard will be hosting its 6th Annual Fire Camp: Festival of the Fire Arts. Fire Camp goers will witness live demonstrations of torch cutting, wheel throwing (how pottery is made!), blacksmithing, jewelry making, and iron pouring, in addition to getting their …

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Iron Pour At Steel Yard

(10.21) Join the Steel Yard on Saturday for the 12th annual Iron Pour. The theme this year is “Into the Depths.” For this performance, artists harness the power of our custom-built iron tilt-furnace to pour over 2,500 pounds of luminous, molten iron. People return annually not only for the sparky performance and the numerous steel …

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Blacksmithing At Lippitt Farmers Market

(8.15) The Steel Yard mobile demo trailer pulled into the Roger Williams National Memorial last Saturday where blacksmiths Alaina Mahoney and Nick Tomlin got to work hammering out bits and bobs. Spectators (some of whom seemed to know their way around an anvil) even took home free samples. The mobile unit comes courtesy of PopUp …

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Blacksmithing At RW National Memorial

(8.8) On Saturday experts from the Steel Yard will share their knowledge and passion for the old world craft of Blacksmithing at Roger Williams National Memorial. Forging a plow, a sword or just repairing a door hinge, blacksmithing is one of the most important skills learned by humans. This artisan skill, the ability to shape …

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