• Image of the reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver and Pearson Air Museum looking northeast from the Land Bridge.

    Fort Vancouver

    National Historic Site OR,WA

The Forge and Plane

The Forge & Plane is the official newsletter of the Fort Vancouver Trades Guild. The goal of the newsletter is to keep guild members informed of the goings-on at the fort, techniques of the historic smiths and carpenters, and news of fellow guild members.

 

2014

The Forge & Plane, Vol, 11, No. 1, Spring 2014 (PDF, 995 KB)

Featured in this issue: Williamsburg Weekend 2014, spring pole lathe, toolmaking, Red River cart construction, and tong making

2013

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 10, No. 1, Winter 2013 (PDF, 626 KB)

Featured in this issue: Fort Vancouver NHS's Youth Volunteer-in-Parks program and hot punching

2012

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 9, No. 3, Fall 2012 (PDF, 704 KB)

Featured in this issue: Williamsburg Weekend, drawing out, and a tribute to blacksmith Merlyn Troska.

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 9, No. 2, Summer 2012 (PDF, 1,266 KB)

Featured in this issue: The care and feeding of coal forge fires, the historic Fort Vancouver garden, universal tongs, and the cost of beaver pelts.

2009

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 7 No. 4, Fall 2009

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 7 No. 3, Summer 2009

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 7 No. 2, Spring 2009

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 7 No. 1, Winter 2009

2008

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No. 4, Fall 2008

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No. 3, Summer 2008

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No. 2, Spring 2008

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No. 1, Winter 2008

2007

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 5 No. 4, Fall 2007

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 5 No. 3, Summer 2007

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 5 No. 2, Spring 2007

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 5 No. 1, Winter 2007

2006

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No.4, Fall 2006

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No.3, Summer 2006

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No.2, Spring 2006

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 6 No.1, Winter 2006

2005

The Forge & Plane, Vol. 5 No.4, Fall 2005

Did You Know?

Reconstructed stockade at Fort Vancouver National Historic Site

Did you know that the Pacific Northwest’s first hospital, school, orchard, library, grist mill, saw mill, shipyard, and dairy were all established at the Hudson's Bay Company's Fort Vancouver? Learn more about this by visiting Fort Vancouver National Historic Site! More...