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DiResta: Cube Twist Drawer Pull

Screenshot 2016-03-29 18.18.00In this video you can see me make what is called a “cube twist” drawer pull.  It is a simple technique often demonstrated by blacksmiths to make handles and tools. Lately I have been watching my youtube Blacksmith teacher Rory May in a recent video he goes into detail on the […]

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Blacksmithing Basics: Forge Your Own Flatter

Blacksmithing is not a thing of the past. Torbjörn Åhman offers his expertise in making his own tools by using tried and true blacksmithing techniques used for centuries. One of the tools he teaches people to make (on his YouTube channel) is a flatte…

Blacksmith Shares How to Build Crazy Curly Handrails

Renovating a home can be expensive. If you need to make some minor additions, like adding or updating handrails along a staircase, blacksmith Celeste Flores suggests doing it yourself. Her company Clay and Steel offers tons of DIY instructional videos …

Blacksmiths Gather to See, Hear, Teach, and Learn

Hammers rang on anvils, and the air smelled of forging as the California Blacksmith Association held their Annual Spring Conference in Hollister, California. Billed this year as the Western States Conference instead of just California, blacksmiths came…

Backyard Blacksmith Forges Viking Sword From Vehicle Parts

Backyard blacksmith Phil Baumhardt discovered some vehicle trash and turned it into Viking treasure. While scavenging for materials, he discovered a pair of suspension leaf springs, likely thrown out during a trailer or vehicle repair. He recognized th…

Skill Builder: 4 Useful Metal-Working Techniques

This project was commissioned to me by a local wedding decorator. My goal was to create a lightweight, portable, wrought iron sign that was elegant and complemented the wedding theme. Here are 4 methods used in this video. It may take some practice, bu…