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Episode #50 – Victor Plitt “A New Online Blacksmith Forum”

Episode #50 – Victor Plitt “A New Online Blacksmith Forum”

Victor Plitt is a hobby blacksmith in Central Pennsylvania.  He is a truck driver by trade and started blacksmithing a few years ago.  Victor has also founded the Iron Forge Fire online blacksmith forum.
What We Talked About

When Victor decided to take up blacksmithing as a hobby, he went to the internet to look for tools to buy and information on learning techniques. He came across the I Forge Iron forum and created a profile to be able to interact with the other members.  Soon after joining the forum, Victor’s profile was deleted and he was not allowed back into the forum.  Victor thinks it was because he entered his website information in his profile.
The Iron Forge Fire forum allows you to promote your business and website within your profile. You can also contribute and post information without a profile.  There are about 209 members right now.
Victor held an “Iron in the Pot” challenge this past summer, it’s a very flexible contest for its beginner members to forge something w