Fire Welding

One of the most interesting parts of blacksmithing is the ability to weld iron or steel together, called fire welding or forge welding. Before modern electrical welding was invented, if one wanted some iron welded together, one would have gone to the blacksmith. Fire welding is fairly simple, but the right conditions must be met... Continue Reading →

Suffolk Latch Install

Below is an installation guide for the Suffolk latch set I sell on my Etsy shop. Every door is different, so these instructions are only a guide. I suggest someone with some handyman/handywoman experience install the latch. The thumb latch must go on the side of the door which opens away from you, and the... Continue Reading →

Blacksmith Literature

Blacksmithing is a trade which was replaced so quickly in the rapid industrial revolution that it almost seems to have been frozen in time. The tools and methods used by modern day blacksmiths are not much different from 150 years ago. And so, educational literature from decades ago is still just as useful for today's... Continue Reading →

Forging a Wall Hook Rack

Here is a good forging project for any blacksmith. It is a wall hook rack. It can be used to hang clothes, coats, or whatever. For the project I used a 20″ length of 1 3/8″ x 1/4″ flat bar for the backing, and 4 pieces of 1″ x 1/4″ flat bar each cut at... Continue Reading →

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