Blacksmithing

Forging and other techniques used in blacksmithing

Bending jig

Bending jig

The other week I had an idea regards bending stainless steel sheet to form a cone shape. To help this process along I’ve made a former from some heavy steel bar. It was made from 8mm bar heated on the

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Making a spoon

Making a spoon

On international women’s day, I put a shout out for all the women blacksmiths and welders I know on twitter. The result was a request from welder Stephanie from ASingleSpoon for a spoon for her project. My first thought was

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A day at the forge

A day at the forge

Thanks to my relatives I had the chance to spend the day as a blacksmith. Up at Standalone Farm next to Letchworth Garden City, Jo Fry runs a one day blacksmith course. After a chat and a safety brief we

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Sam’s Welding

Sam's Welding

I stumbled upon v when a friend on twitter posted a message telling me to have a look at their excellent work. I had a look and got in touch to find out a bit more. Sam’s Welding is run

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Blacksmith Supplies

Blacksmith Supplies

Though I’d follow up on my previous blacksmith post with some suppliers of blacksmith tools. I’ve not actually purchased from any of these but I have been in contact with Vaughans (anvils.co.uk) as they also have casting equipment such as

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