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9 Lessons (28m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:51
    • 2. Project and goals

      1:17
    • 3. Right angle bending

      3:52
    • 4. Laying out for drilling and cutting

      2:47
    • 5. Drilling steel

      2:54
    • 6. Cutting with a hacksaw

      2:19
    • 7. Forging on an anvil

      5:03
    • 8. Forging on a "bench anvil"

      7:41
    • 9. Final thoughts

      1:26

About This Class

A blacksmith is one of the few craftsman who can make his own tools.  From tongs to hammers to chisles and beyond, there is little a blacksmith needs that he can't make.  This lesson is a start to making the tools you'll use to shape hot steel to your design.

The project for this lesson is a bending fork.  A bending fork is a tool used to bend hot steel, it can be more precise and controllable than other methods.