Since 1975, Bob Menard has been providing New Englanders with his excellence, skill and craftsmanship. The Ball and Chain Forge was established in 1990 in Maine. In 2000, the shop moved to Portland, Maine, where it has become a fixture in the community.
Meet Our Owner
I began blacksmithing when I was a sophomore in high school. The public school I attended was an experiment in education in Vermont and not very traditional. We had a class in early American history as most do, but there was a decidedly different twist to the subject matter. We built a log cabin settlement on the campus. The logs were harvested using hand tools and then they were skidded out with ropes and the brute force of 30 students.
For more than 40 years, The Ball and Chain Forge has provided superior customer service and craftsmanship to local residents. Our fabrication of residential and architectural iron work is second to none.
We offer a lifetime warranty on all of our products. From railings and fences to custom art and decorative pieces, Ball and Chain Forge can handle any job. Please call (207) 878-2217 today to discuss your iron fabrication needs.