Blacksmith Beginnings: Lesson 2 Free class

Ron Payne, Blacksmith, woodworker, all-around crafter

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9 Videos (28m)
    • Introduction

      0:51
    • Project and goals

      1:17
    • Right angle bending

      3:52
    • Laying out for drilling and cutting

      2:47
    • Drilling steel

      2:54
    • Cutting with a hacksaw

      2:19
    • Forging on an anvil

      5:03
    • Forging on a "bench anvil"

      7:41
    • 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.

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Ron Payne

Blacksmith, woodworker, all-around crafter

I am driven by a need to create.  This has lead me down some interesting roads.  

I know a bit about woodwork, metal work, leather, casting, and several other disciplines.  I also enjoy passing along what I know to others.

Life is a continual path of improvement.

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