This is a tutorial video on The Basics of Riveting, demonstrated on a pair of blacksmith tongs.
Riveting can be used in decorative pieces such as railings or wall art, or in functional pieces like tongs and other tooling. The process of riveting is an essential technique for blacksmiths to know as it is used quite frequently in the craft.
'Coal' is one of the first things that come to mind for many people when they hear the word 'Blacksmith'. It isn't as simple as lighting it and forgetting about it, though. In this video, we take you through the steps you will take to properly start your coal forge.
'Coal' is one of the first things that come to mind for many people when they hear the word 'Blacksmith'. Though there are many blacksmiths who choose to use other methods of heating their iron, we feel that knowledge of managing a coal forge is essential for any blacksmith. Watch the video to see a few tips and tricks on keeping your fire, and finding the right coal for the job.
This video will show you how you can forge a drive in hook from 5/16" round. Drive-in-hooks are a great beginner project to practice many skills like timing, rhythm, and hand-eye coordination. You use blacksmithing techniques such as drawing out, twisting, bending, upsetting.