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Sometimes I cold forge aluminum as a test piece. I do this to predict clearance issues on trickier projects. It’s also useful for quickly trying out new joinery ideas before going to the forge.

Sometimes I cold forge aluminum as a test piece. I do this to predict clearance issues on trickier projects. It’s also useful for quickly trying out new joinery ideas before going to the forge.

— 1 month ago with 12 notes
#blacksmith  #metalwork  #forge 
Raising hammer in various stages. 4140

Raising hammer in various stages. 4140

— 4 months ago with 35 notes
#blacksmith  #hammer 
Forged compass joint detail. Needs a little more finish filing and a little heat and a tap just to close up the bottom of the joint.

Forged compass joint detail. Needs a little more finish filing and a little heat and a tap just to close up the bottom of the joint.

— 4 months ago with 9 notes
#blacksmith  #forge  #tools  #woodwork 
The never ending project. Studio at night. The steel on the left will eventually line the space near the floor.

The never ending project. Studio at night. The steel on the left will eventually line the space near the floor.

— 6 months ago with 32 notes
#blacksmith  #forge  #hammer 

shopdweller:

This is a video from the artestenico website.

I like this video quite a bit. Makes me want to go and light a fire.

http://www.artestenico.com/

This is another old post I’m reblogging. Being a blacksmith is pretty metal, but it doesn’t have to be ‘metal.’ You know?

— 7 months ago with 24 notes
#blacksmith  #forge  #hammer 

Watch Tom Joyce on PBS. See more from CRAFT IN AMERICA.

shopdweller:

Blacksmith Tom Joyce talks about Fibonacci numbers and aesthetics.

This is one of the best blacksmiths you’ve never heard of.

— 7 months ago with 12 notes
#blacksmith  #forge 
Whutchoo know about reuse.

Whutchoo know about reuse.

— 7 months ago with 44 notes
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I got this gem in the mail today. Stahl- Und Metallarbeiten by Fritz Kühn. Unfortunately, it’s no longer in print. The earliest work, from 1939, is partly informed by traditional motifs as you would expect. The body of work from the 40s and 50s is decidedly modern. It was printed in 1959.

I got this gem in the mail today. Stahl- Und Metallarbeiten by Fritz Kühn. Unfortunately, it’s no longer in print. The earliest work, from 1939, is partly informed by traditional motifs as you would expect. The body of work from the 40s and 50s is decidedly modern. It was printed in 1959.

— 8 months ago with 2 notes
#metalwork  #Metallarbeiten  #blacksmith  #kunstschmiede 
New anvil stand. Oak and Iron.

New anvil stand. Oak and Iron.

— 8 months ago with 463 notes
#blacksmith  #anvil  #forge 
A work in progress from my friend and co-conspirator Matt Fitch. Finish up that grad school so we can forge more hammers. 
http://ironbear13.tumblr.com/

A work in progress from my friend and co-conspirator Matt Fitch. Finish up that grad school so we can forge more hammers.

http://ironbear13.tumblr.com/

— 9 months ago with 11 notes
#repousse  #metalsmith  #raising 

I’m not sure where I’m going with this. I try to do free forging 30% of the time. No plan. Maybe I’ll chop a third off and make a candle holder. Sometimes it works out well, sometimes it goes in the bin.

— 11 months ago with 13 notes
#blacksmith  #forge  #sculpture 

Shop door pull. Hinge side.

— 11 months ago with 51 notes
#blacksmith  #forge  #hardware  #door