Posted by: Small House Under a Big Sky Homestead | October 15, 2013

White Oak Forge Demos’ This Weekend

If you, your husband or your kids are curious about the art of old-time blacksmithing… this is your weekend to see a traditional coal-fired blacksmith at work!


Gene Allgaier-Lamberti will be in the White Oak Blacksmith Shop both Saturday and Sunday during the 2013 Art & Eats Back Roads Tour giving demonstrations.  Not only is it fun to see him pounding metal into traditional objects (like shepherds crooks, flag hangers, small hooks, fire pokers etc.) it’s interesting to see Gene’s collection of old hand tools and the various portable forges that have been used throughout the history of American blacksmithing.


The White Oak Blacksmith Forge.

Stop into White Oak Design Studio first to see my hand-painted vintage furniture and then walk the grass path past the meadow to the blacksmith forge. This activity is outside so I recommend dressing for the weather and wearing sturdy comfortable shoes!


This is the path you’ll walk from the studio (in rear of photo) along the meadow to the forge.

The White Oak Blacksmith Forge and White Oak Design Studios are located at 907 52nd St., Pullman, MI at the corner of 109th Ave. and 52nd Street, north (across from the County Life Foods sign corner).


Resident blacksmith, Gene Allgaier-Lamberti.

We are open Saturday, October 19th and Sunday, October 20th from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. as part of this years Art & Eats Back Roads Tour. This is the only weekend for forge watching this year!

Linking to :

1) Embracing Change – Creative Inspirations Linky Party

Small House / Big Sky Donna


  1. Gene I have an old forge a lot like the one shown and I cannot figure out how the clutch works. Can you help me figure out how the clutch is supposed to work? I put two new leather discs in it but just cannot get it to work. Any info you can provide would be a great help.

    • I asked my husband if he had any ideas. He said he has a few and I will get him to share them as soon as I can pin him down. Sorry about the delay!

    • Gene says this is going to be difficult to diagnose without actually seeing…
      1) Is it frozen?
      2) Will it grab or not?
      The clutch on my portable forge is a direct drive clutch. The little gear that drives the fan is connected to the big gear. So it sounds like they may be similar but not exactly the same. Sorry I could not be of more help.

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