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
The Perfect Forging Hammer
Forging iron requires hard hitting and good hammer control. Having a well designed and efficient hammer is essential if you want to produce good work and last the entire day without your arm becoming too tired and/or sore. The weight of the hammer head, the shape of the hammer head, and the shape of the... Continue Reading →