David J. Woodward
David J Woodward was raised at White Pine Camp in the Adirondack Mountains in a family that has roots in the community going back 5 generations. David has been working as a blacksmith since 1986 and is widely praised for his master craftsmanship and artistic abilities.
In 1993, David was recognized as one of the United States top 200 craftspeople by Early American Life magazine. 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.
In addition to blacksmithing, David is also an 18th century master trunk maker and has taken part in numerous blacksmithing and living history demonstrations locally, nationally, and internationally. Train Brook Forge and David’s studio space are located in Paul Smiths, NY. You will find in David's work a deep appreciation for fine quality and craftsmanship, heirlooms worthy of passing on to future generations.
David Woodward hopes to produce a ten-foot-tall iron sculpture in front of the Saranac Lake Free
Library. This iron sculpture would be of a child reading a book with various book themes and characters
flying out of the book towards the sky. This sculpture will represent the importance of books in our
society. Project is currently awaiting official approval.