Knives You Can Make - Book Review

Knives You Can Make – Book Review

Tim McCreight, master knife maker and jeweler, has just published a new book on knife making - "Knives You Can Make." In this video, swordsmith Walter Sorrells reviews this excellent book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mqFcDAbWEtA Knives You Can Make by Tim McCreight Published: September 6, 2020 Knives You Can Make has the specific goal of introducing metalsmiths, novices and hobbyists to the pleasures of making a knife. Most of us use knives several times a day, but few people know the ...

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How To Forge A Wall Hanger

How To Forge A Wall Hanger

Using traditional blacksmithing techniques, make a hook to hang things in your home!

This is my first instructable, made in ye olde village smithy at The Crucible. This hook design is taught in the beginner blacksmith’s class. This is intended as a teaser for the full class, which will go much more in-depth on the specific techniques addressed here.

Be Wary! Treat all metal within a shop as if it is hot. You’re working with very hot objects and serious damage can happen if you don’t know what you’re doing. Wear gloves! Wear eye protection! Wear earplugs!!!!!

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Best Blacksmithing Book Reviews 2020

Best Blacksmithing Book Reviews 2020

Introduction Blacksmithing is a highly professional process in which wrought iron or steel is forged to fabricate different products. It requires a high level of skills. If you are new to blacksmithing, or you have a little knowledge about blacksmithing, you should learn about it. The more you add to your knowledge, the better you perform. Learning is a continuous process. In the past, people used to be expert in more than one field. Now, it is challenging to be an expert even in a con...

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Top 10 Best Blacksmith Anvils for 2020

Top 10 Best Blacksmith Anvils for 2020

An anvil is a piece of metal that almost every blacksmith has. Even a heavy rock may serve the same purpose but having a specialized anvil in your blacksmith workshop can drastically improve the quality of your products. A blacksmithing anvil has a unique design, suited for almost every task involving forging. Many variants are there, depending on the type and amount of work. The basic design includes a flat face on which the hot metal is hammered, a horn that is used to bend metals, and a...

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What You Need to Start Blacksmithing at Home

What You Need to Start Blacksmithing at Home

If you’ve ever felt an attraction to forging steel but felt too timid to ask what you needed to enter into the world of blacksmithing, join the club. What do you need to start blacksmithing at home? Online sources and forums can be a good resource, but frequently they can be off-putting with curt comments and discouragement. Part of this is due to a genuine disbelief on the part of the Master Smith, looking at a newbie asking a question that is much bigger than they realize. Smithing is m...

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