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Information on Blacksmith Forge Plans

29th December 2008
The efficiency of a forge shop is, to a large extent, dictated by how well it is laid out. The movement of heavy metal, handling heated ingots, hammering and quenching are all heavy work, even with the latest equipment. A well laid out blacksmith's shop w... Read >

Information on Blacksmith Projects

29th December 2008
What constitutes a blacksmith project? The answer is that just about everything a blacksmith makes is a "project."A hobbyist or amateur blacksmith's project can consist of anything from making simple nails to small tools for use in the house or decorative... Read >

Information on Medieval Blacksmiths

29th December 2008
Medieval Blacksmiths has as much influence on shaping the age they lived in as they did on the metals they worked on. Medieval Europe was the time of the first great advancements in science and technology and new practices in farming, fabrication, constru... Read >

Information on Colonial Blacksmiths

19th December 2008
Although the US became independent of Britain in 1776, the country's dependence on Britain and Europe for the goods needed to build the new country remained. For many years all the mechanical equipment the country needed was imported. With the beginning o... Read >

Information on the Blacksmith Power Hammer

17th December 2008
The picture of a blacksmith most people have in their minds is that of a big well muscled man standing in a shop with a raging furnace in a corner and using a huge hammer to shape a piece of red hot metal. The principles of blacksmithing have not changed ... Read >

Metals used in Blacksmithing

16th December 2008
The term blacksmith has an interesting origin. The "smith" part of it comes from the old English word "smite" which means to hit. So a "smith" is someone whose work involves hitting and pounding to produce a finished product. Depending on the type of meta... Read >