Here is a quick guide to installing the door bolt I sell on my Etsy shop. The bolt is a simple design and is fairly easy to install, although there may be some chisel work and/or drilling depending on your situation. Every door is different, so this is only a guide. Strap #1 holds the... Continue Reading →
The Blacksmith’s Tale
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
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.
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 →
Forging a Leaf Hook
Here is a way to forge a leaf hook. These are quite popular, and can be made successfully with some practice. I start with some 3/8″ round bar cut to 9″. After heating up the bar, make a small square taper at one end of the bar. This will be the tip of the leaf.... Continue Reading →