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Hammer nails it for blacksmithing at New Salem


The State Journal-Register - Apr 2, 2017
Jim Slining, a blacksmith from Scotts, Michigan, has a few theories as to why interest in his profession is growing in the United States. “First, taking something that's a very unyielding material and making it into a fluid you can sculpt like clay is ...
 

Jam Fest educates on variety of art forms


Victoria Advocate - Apr 16, 2017
Otto Bluntzer, of The Goliad Forge in Ander, demonstrates the art of blacksmithing to Gavin Espindola, 13, of Victoria, and Ram Ramirez, 40, of Beeville, during Jam Fest. "This is the first time I've come out here," Ramirez said. "It's awesome ...
 

Hear naval disaster talk, watch blacksmithing at history museum


Sentinel-Tribune - Mar 30, 2017
On Saturday, the Wood County Historical Center & Museum, 13660 County Home Road, will offer free admission from 1-4 p.m., including the opportunity to hear the story of the largest American naval disaster of World War I and how it left its mark on Wood ...
 

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Blacksmithing books

The Backyard Blacksmith


by: Lorelei Sims

The Backyard Blacksmith shows you how -- with some patience and a working knowledge of metals, basic tools, and techniques -- blacksmithing can be easy to learn, and a rewarding hobby. Through instructions and illustrations, readers will learn to make simple tools and useful items, such as nails, hinges, and handles, and also an interesting mix of artful projects, such letter openers, door knockers and botanical ornaments. Written by an expert in blacksmith and metal artist, this book provides readers with a basic understanding of blacksmithing, including an explanation of tools like an anvil, an anvil stand, hammers, and tongs.
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The Art of Blacksmithing


by: Alex W. Bealer

With more than 500 illustrations, this book is perfect for craftsmen who want to set up a blacksmith shop, and for lovers of history and craft alike. This book describes and illustrates the equipment and techniques developed in more than six thousand years of working iron by hand.Indeed, this unique book covers every aspect of a fascinating and little-known art, the fundamental craft on which the civilization of the Iron Age was built.


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A Blacksmithing Primer: A Course in Basic and Intermediate Blacksmithing


by: Randy McDaniel
Virtually every task beginning and intermediate blacksmiths must master is presented in this excellent book. Over 400 detailed drawings help increase comprehension levels. This is a reference manual that will be found lying open on the workbench more often than found on the bookshelf and is highly recommended to anyone swinging a hammer to shape hot metal. This is an excellent introduction to this glorious craft and an excellent resource for advancing your knowledge, skills, and vision for blacksmithing.
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New Edge of the Anvil: A Resource Book for the Blacksmith


by: Jack Andrews
The tenet of this book is provide a tool for artists/blacksmiths and metalworkers. It tells how to work metal: heating it, cutting it, upsetting it, drawing it out, twisting it, forge welding it and shaping and assembling it. It tells about metallurgy and tool making, metal finishes and corrosion, sources of information and supplies, charts and guidelines for many tasks. It explains the process of design, how to use the computer in metal design, how to set up a business and how to manage it. Providing an inspiration for all blacksmiths are portfolios of the wrought iron work of Martin Rose and Samuel Yellin, two of America's premier metalworkers of the past.
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Blacksmithing videos

Blacksmithing - Forging a corkscrew, freehand at the anvil


Forging a corkscrew and handle from one piece of 3/8-inch square material, freehand at the anvil.
 

Blacksmithing - Forging a larger decorative leaf


How to forge a leaf.
 

Blacksmithing One Handed!?!?


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Blacksmithing For Beginners - Forging Tongs in a Basic Shop


Blacksmithing For Beginners - Forging Tongs in a Basic Shop. This video describes an approach to making useful tongs with little experience or equipment.
 

Blacksmithing for Beginners - Basic Spatula


Blacksmithing for Beginners - Basic Spatula. This is the classic colonial style keyhole shaped spatula. with a forged welded handle.