A Practical Treatise on the Smelting and Smithing of Bloomery Iron
This is the paper I wrote for Historical Metallurgy back in 2000, reporting our early work and challenging some of the prevailing notions about bloomery smelting.
on "The Practical Treatise"
An excerpt from a paper I expect to be published in the proceedinbgs
of the 2010 conference. This summarizes some of the changes in my technique
since the above paper.
The Basics of Bloomery Smelting
An introductory paper I wrote for The Anvil’s Ring back in 2000.
A paper from 2001 for the Materials Research Society. Similar
to the HMS paper, but a lot more concise.
Another paper forthcoming in the HMS 2010 Conference proceedings, describing
an easy way to convert iron into steel.
A Journey Into Medieval Ironmaking
Written for the Anvil's Ring in 2010, reporting
on my trip to England, and the work inspired by it.