Alpenglow Metalworks

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Blacksmithing Classes
Welding Classes
traditional hand forging,
power hammer techniques,
tool making,
welding and fabrication

Operating as usual

Photos from Alpenglow Metalworks's post 12/29/2020

working on a commissioned bench.


Drifting the eye of an axe

Drifting the eye for Hudson Bay style axe head.


One piece hand rail. Made out of 1 1/4" round bar for a client.


Made a hand forged Ax for a client, a 6th anniversary gift for her husband.


Had some time to work on one of my, "I'm not real busy projects." This one I am trying a style of joinery I have not done before, Mortis and Wedge.


Recently commissioned forged steel bowl. Made by Alpenglow Metal Works.


In addition to commissioned works, I also enjoy teaching by sharing my skills and shop with others.


In addition to commissioned works, I also enjoy teaching by sharing my skills and shop with others.


Alpenglow Metalworks's cover photo


Alpenglow Metalworks's cover photo


Completed project, brackets for fireplace mantel. Mantel is made of reclaimed wood beam.


Backs to my roots in motorsports. I built a sissybar for a client using traditional hand forging techniques. #localmade


Alpenglow Metal Works
Support your local blacksmith.
Tradition hand forged. Made to last.
Priced from $300 to $650
Complete with fasteners
Will hold heavy pots
Other designs available.


Great summer activity for all ages.


Handrail built for private residents in Boise Historic East end. See more at


@Jeb Bulmer, Jim Hand here. You and Nathen should come to the shop. It has been a long time.


Classes make a great gift.


Here are the latest pictures from the sign project with Classic Design Studios. Making parts, pile of parts, and making sure the parts fit. 09/21/2017

New photo added to shared album

Making a tenon for a commissioned sign by Classic Design Studios.


Building the coal forge.


One on one welding and blacksmithing classes. We also do repair and commissioned work.


Jim with the guy who taught him how to weld. Better known as Dad.


Jim Hand of Alpenglow Metalworks made this table. Check out his website, to see more of his work that is for sale. He will also does commissioned pieces.

Table I made that is sitting in Mike Rogers shop, Precious Metal Arts.


Table I made that is sitting in Mike Rogers shop, Precious Metal Arts.


Resent sculpture trying different flower designs. Mixing Industrail techniques with traditional hand forging. This is for sale.

Flower Tower


Laying out a coal forge for the shop. Blower on table.


straightening out the post vice . This is a two burner process. More pictures in comments.


Some pictures of a sign project.


Working more in the shop then on Facebook. There are opening to take my classes. Call me and we will set up a time.


Thanks Jim for helping with my birthday project. And your new layout table is a great add to shop.


A class is a great gift.


Shaping and drawing out leg of a Roman chair. At the beginning you see the other 3 legs. He is shaping the fourth.


Picture of shop.


By the way, a web site is in the works. you will see it soon.

Videos (show all)

Drifting the eye of an axe
Shaping and drawing out leg of a Roman chair. At the beginning you see the other 3 legs. He is shaping the fourth.
Making a layout table
Plant hanger. Wrought iron style. Hand hammered and formed. contact me for purchasing.
Plant hanger.  Wrought iron style and craftsmanship. Hand hammered and formed. Contact me for purchase information.
Plant hangers. hand hammered and formed. Wrought iron style and craftsmanship.
Plant hanger. Wrough Iron style craftmanship.  Contact me for information on purchasing.





9922 Utahan
Boise, ID

Opening Hours

Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm
Saturday 9am - 5pm
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