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Blacksmithing: Beginner Basics – Tools

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 7:06 pm in

Originally published in The Upsetter – Nov-Dec 1999 Issue Tongs Tong use is one of many skills the smith only acquires though work. As time and skill advances tongs become a simple extension of the hand. Learning to use tongs is easier if you consider the following pointers. Use the proper tool. Each pair of…

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Blacksmith Technique: Ball End

Posted on September 3, 2009 at 6:56 am in

This is an article I wrote back in 1998 for ‘the Upsetter’, the newsletter of the Michigan Artist Blacksmiths Association. (zoom the image to view)

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Blacksmith Project: Crusie Lamp

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 8:35 am in

This is a write up of a project I did back in 1999 for  The Upsetter, the newsletter of the Michigan Artist Blacksmiths Association.  Download the image files for a better look at them.    

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Blacksmith Project: Candlestick

Posted on August 31, 2009 at 8:09 am in

This is a write up of a project I did back in 1998 for The Upsetter, the newsletter of the Michigan Artist Blacksmiths Association.   (zoom image for better view)

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