Blacksmithing for Beginners – The Noob Guide To Started with Blacksmithing


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So, you are interested in taking up a hobby in blacksmithing but you are unsure where to get started? That’s okay, perfectly normal; don’t be shy!  Blacksmithing is a fun hobby to take up and be careful now, because you can start loving it too much and decide to make it your career. Now, straight to business. […]

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5 Familiar Blacksmith Occupational Hazard — Which Do You Want To Overcome?


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Of all the crafts, blacksmithing is easily one of the most hazardous. Older blacksmiths are usually marked and scars by burns and injuries, gotten throughout their years of blacksmithing. The more unlucky ones have difficulty hearing in one ear or both, and one eye may even be severely damaged. The occupational hazards posed by blacksmithing […]

3 Ventilation Ideas for Blacksmiths that Actually Work


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Just before you light up that forge, you must think about ventilation. Not thinking about ventilation is almost the same as thinking about killing yourself. Without proper ventilation, you are at a very big risk of carbon monoxide pollution, which will cause very serious harm to you and possibly even death, before you can rush […]

Steps To Build Your Ultimate Blacksmith Shop: Step By Step Guide


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You have been apprenticing for a while or just blacksmithing as a hobby; but you have now decided that you want to build your own shop, but of course you are at a loss where to start from. As usual, we are here to help you. Building your own shop can seem daunting and you […]

How To Make an Inexpensive And Easy Homemade Forge


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Making inexpensive and easy homemade forges, is something hobbyist blacksmiths are usually always considering. Most simple forges are pretty much the same and can easily be built out of parts that are quite easy to find. The forge I’m about to show you how to make will only require a few things:  an old brake […]

2 Quick Tips to Put Out Your Coal Fire


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Starting a forge fire is easy and straightforward. Everyone is quick to teach and explain this, but nobody adds how to put it out once you are done. This might have left a big number of newbies unsure of how to put out coal fires. Most of them are too embarrassed to ask. The reason […]

A Brief Guide to Using Coal, Charcoal or Propane for Blacksmiths


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When choosing your fuel, there are a few things to consider. There is no one best fuel, as you must weigh the pros and cons and decide which one best works for you, based on what your needs are, where you live, the kind of shop you have, etc. There are a lot of factors […]

Here’s A Quick Way to Make A Cheap Homemade Forge


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A forge is just a place to hold fire and a place you can force air to make it hotter. The forge is used to heat steel (either to shape the steel or heat treat it). Previously, forges were coal powered fire pits with air supply to increase hit. Nowadays though, people have found a […]

3 Tips On How Blacksmiths Build A Fire


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Building a fire is fairly easy and straightforward. There is no one right way to build a fire. Many blacksmiths have their own way that works best for them when building a fire. When building a fire, whether you are using coal or wood, what actually produces the real heat is the oxidizing of the […]

Famous Quotes That Will Make You A Better Blacksmith


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1. “My trade is a lonely one. I’m a craftsman, if you like. It so happens that these days singers are better paid than blacksmiths.” – Jacques Brel 2. “I read the best works of some of the best satirists, and indeed best writers from the beginning of the Victorian era to about the 1960s. […]