David J Woodward was raised in the Adirondacks at White Pine Camp with family in the area going back 5 generations. He has been working in iron (blacksmith) since 1986 and is also a master 18th century trunk maker. Actually, that is how his interest in Smithing began, he wanted to make a higher quality hinge for his trunks. Since then he has partaken in numerous demonstrations nationally, internationally and locally. In 1993 he was recognized as one of the United States top 200 craftspeople by Early American life. David produces top quality Adirondack Revival, Arts and Crafts, English Baroque, 18th Century and other reproduction period pieces and specializes in one of kind custom creations. Woodward is the only professional blacksmith in the Adirondack Park and a resident smith at Great Camp Sagamore. Now with a gallery presence, he can showcase his own personal artistic creations and a variety of his reproduction pieces. Train Brook Forge and David’s studio space are located in Paul Smiths, NY.
"In our throw-away society, one can find in Woodward’s work a renewed appreciation for fine quality and craftsmanship; Heirlooms worthy of passing on to future generations".
David Woodward Blacksmithing