Welcome to the Balcones Forge Marketplace

Here you will find some great items as well as a place to list your items related to blacksmithing. Listings are free as a courtesy to the blacksmithing community.

Balcones Forge will not in any way be held liable or legally responsible for items listed here. All transactions are at buyers' and sellers' discretion and all risks are assumed by those parties only. Balcones Forge reserves the right to refuse listings not appropriate for this marketplace.

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For Sale
Post Vice
Blacksmith Leg Vice, 5-1/2", 76lbs., with solid HD mounting fixture
In great condition, 140 lbs. total weight, comes with 4 concrete anchor studs. 
A great addition to your shop.
Terry at 512-734-5341 


Propane Tanks
$100 each or $280 for 3.
They all have up-to-date inspections.

Italian Iron Works


For Sale

After 35 years in the biz, I am downsizing - not getting rid of everything but things that are duplicates or not used much anymore.  I am not asking "collector prices" but am also not having a fire sale by any means.  Reasonable offers may be entertained, depending on the interest level.

I am not including pics here but can send separately if you contact me by email (holliswooldridge"AT" or 830.608.4491

ALL ITEMS are fully functional unless otherwise noted and can be put to use immediately.  Electrically driven items are under power.

12" Hendey tool room mechanical shaper with vise - $1500 (good for cutting dovetails on power hammer dies or sow blocks).

15"x48" Clausing-Colchester Engine lathe with 3 jaw Pratt-Burnerd chuck - $2200

Thermal Arc 'Raider 10000' Engine driven welder with leads - $1800 (currently needs carb kit but will run for testing purposes; I may get this repaired by the time anyone wants to look at it)

Small pot foundry for aluminum (no burner) - $40

I have other things floating around here and there so let me know if you are looking for something specific.

Thanks, Hollis Wooldridge

New Braunfels, TX


w/cart stand (w/casters)
Never used
outside dimensions: 9.5” X 10” X 8” (height)
Inside dimensions: 8.5” X 7” X 5” (height)
Cart dimensions: 31” tall 
Base: 23” X 15”
Top: 14” X 14”
Contact: Leslie 512-422-3667

Champion Forge
Table and Manual Blower
Both in good condition

Located 17 miles from Concan, Texas