Below is a good documentary on blacksmithing and its history. Enjoy... https://youtu.be/EVAJdhzN-Ak Part One https://youtu.be/TpzTjmM86_U Part Two https://youtu.be/SHTI1jPS2oE Part Three https://youtu.be/9U8CIKhyI3s Part Four
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 →
Forging a Coffee Scoop
https://youtu.be/YavwpzigzX8 Here I am forging a coffee scoop.
Making a Forge Shovel
https://youtu.be/-l4ZELf8PIE Here is a video of me forging a shovel for my newly built charcoal forge.
Forging a Rosette Hook Rack
Here is a video of me forging a rosette hook rack. I sell this hook rack as a single item, but it is also included in my five piece fireplace tools set (wall mount). Check it out... https://youtu.be/lD3FStmNERU
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 →