Iron Man from Canal ForgeAlligerville, New York Visit Their Site
Blacksmith Jonathan Nedbor bangs out fine historic reproductions from his shop on the banks of the Rondout Creek in the Ulster County hamlet of Alligerville. His passion for historic forged ironwork, specifically the kind the Dutch settlers made in the Hudson Valley during the 17th and 18th centuries, has kept him “squashing metal” for over 30 years. He’s the guy who makes the hinges, door latches, and other hardware for historic houses like the stone houses on Huguenot Street in New Paltz. He also makes custom iron and steel work, and can help envision solutions for your home, like house numbers or contemporary fireplace tools. Visitors to the forge are welcome for casual yet knowledgeable conversation. Nedbor is a wonderful teacher for students at all levels.