DIY Railroad Anvil Stand
DIY Railroad Anvil Stand: In this Instructable I will be showing you step-by-step how to make this rustic looking anvil stand. I decided to make this stand because I recently picked up this cool old anvil that was made from a piece of a railway track and had no place to work…
Blacksmith's forge and anvil
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Aspiring Metalsmith's January Blogroll ~ Tutorials
So the theme this month was for us to share our knowledge about something that we feel we are pretty good at, or at least something that we know how to do fairly well, and after much thought, I decided to write my post about how to polish metal. I am by no means an expert at this, but have done it enough that I feel comfortable discussing my methods, and how I achieve a good final finish on a piece of jewelry. There are times when doing a proper polishing job might actually take longer than…
Visual Guide to Blacksmithing
The Visual Guide to Blacksmithing is an excellent resource for the beginner blacksmith. This heavily illustrated guide begins by offering practical tips for setting up your own safe and space-efficient shop. Once your shop is ready, the Guide uses hundreds of diagrams and detailed descriptions to lead you through a variety of beginning blacksmithing techniques.
Team Wood Working
You don't always have to buy your lumber for your woodworking projects. Everyone comes across "urban lumber" from downed trees but have no idea what they can do with it. I suggest you make your own small lumber.
Why Anvils are Shaped as They Are and Why Blacksmiths Often Tap the Anvil After a Few Strikes on the Object They're Working On
Today I found out why anvils are shaped the way they are and why blacksmith/farriers/etc. sometimes tap the anvil after a few strikes on the object they’re working on. Anvil shape has evolved greatly since the earliest anvil-like objects. These primitive objects used for anvils were typically made of stone, often just a slab of rock. The first metal anvils [...]
How to Build a Gas Forge Burner
How to Build a Gas Forge Burner: First and Foremost, This burner was designed by Mr. Ron Reil. All credit for this design goes to him. Visit Ron Reil’s page at the link below: http://ronreil.abana.org/design1.shtml Also, Fire is Hot. A burner like this puts out a significan…
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How to Draw out metal in blacksmithing
When getting into blacksmithing, learning proper hammer strikes and heat levels for your metal and forge are good to know, but one of the most important techniques to know when hammering your metal is "Drawing Out", which is a method that you use to make your metal thinner and longer or thinner and flatter. In this video you will get a full tutorial on how to implement this basic, yet important, technique.