|'Little Princess'- by
Sauder & Williams
"..Drawing on this experience, we have designed and operated a simple clay-built bloomery with spectacular results, and have arrived at a selection of materials, construction techniques, and operating parameters that we feel are optimal..."
|iron.wlu.edu/reports/Little%20Princess.htm||A preliminary report only. This is an ideal model for those interested in Early Medieval method.|
|'Coated Tyle' Furnace
- by Sauder & Williams
"This little iron smelting bloomery was inspired by ... the Pre-Industrial Iron Symposium, Farmer's Museum Cooperstown NY in October 2004."
|iron.wlu.edu/Bloomery_Iron.htm||This is a full description of the construction and firing of the 'Flue Tyle' furnace designed as a teaching tool for Early Iron II.|
A Teeny Tiny Bloomery - by Skip Williams"..A while back,.., Curiosity pulled me into the side yard and demanded that I try to build a tiny bloomery out of clay and fiber. By 'tiny' I mean a bloomery with less than a foot of stack above the tuyere and a charcoal burn rate of only 4 lbs. per hour."
|iron.wlu.edu/reports/Teenytiny.htm||A short report on what Skip christened 'the Occorania'.|
The Medium is the Root of the Art - by Walfrid Huber"..To the question, whether one could reproduce some of the splendid forms of the past, we commonly hear the answer, "Can't be done with today iron". Did the wizardry inhere in the materials of the past or is it that we've lost all vestiges of the mythos?.."
|www.artmetal.com/project/News/Hephaist/MedArt.html||A discussion of the general historic processes of smelting iron -Translated from German (?)|
|Sturka Experimental Iron Smelting||www.kolumbus.fi/jouni.jappinen/Iron.html||In Swedish - but good photographic record.by this group from Finland in 2005|
|Ancient Metallurgy Research Group -
the University of Bradford (UK)
"..The AMRG encourages investigations into all areas of ancient and historical metallurgy, including mining, primary metal production, artefact manufacturing, slag and residue studies, cultural aspects of metallurgy and metals, geophysical survey of production sites, and archaeomagnetic dating of high-temperature features. "
|www.brad.ac.uk/acad/archsci/depart/resgrp/amrg/amrginfo.htm||Started in 1992, the site includes research papers and field notes from a number of smelts since early 2000.|
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