A subreddit dedicated to the ancient art of blacksmithing. Show off your latest creations or get advice on a problem. This subreddit is temporarily private as part of a joint protest to Reddit's recent API changes, which breaks third-party apps and moderation tools, effectively forcing users to use the official Reddit app.
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A subreddit devoted to all things blacksmith. Feel free to show off your latest creations or get advice on a problem, or anything else related to blacksmithing!
Please remember that any information/tips/tricks you get from this subreddit are not the end-all-be-all of blacksmithing. This is a multi-thousand year old trade and much of the information garnered from those times were lost during the industrial revolution. Do your own research to double check if you agree with the opinions stated here before following them.
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ABANA Forging Fundamentals - a suggested program of study to learn hand forging
Have an englishweight anvil? Try this nifty little tool from anvilfire to find out how much it weighs in lbs.
Dictionary from anvilfire for those hard to google terms.
ABANAs list of schools in North America
Appalachian Blacksmiths Association list of schools in the US
Engineering Handbook (Lots of info about Metallurgy)
So me and my dad are planning on making a pizza oven this up coming summer. Got me thinking. Any way we could dual purpose it?
Have I thought about it at all? No. Just a passing thought. Wondering if anyone has any ideas. If not. Feel free to tell me about your favorite pizza.
Either way I'm betting brick forges of old and pizza ovens have some things in common so if you wanna talk about that. Please do.
I'm absolutely fascinated with blacksmithing, specifically knife and wok/pan making. Never tried it but i love the idea of it as a career possibly in the future. Im still 18 and don't know wether its a good idea. What do you think? And is it a good paying job?
Hey y’all I’m in SA for the next 2 weeks with nothing to do. Know of any auctions or good spots to check out anvils/tongs/general forging tools? I get 5 free 100lb bags with American when I fly back so…
Hi, so as many folks have seen and bought, I have the Vevor Accacio 66 (132lbs) but it does not have a step. Is there anything I should know before I decide to angle grind my own into it?
Lining is coming off, will I die of cancer?
The History of Fisher and Norris
Helping them sell their books. :)
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I’m an experienced welder/fabricator and I’m really looking into getting more into the forge side of steel, I’ve done a decent amount of forge work at a shop I used to work at, but now im working for myself and am looking to acquire some more tools! I’ve decided that an H-press is definitely more for me at the moment vs a power hammer, for price and use. Definitely interested in knife/sword making, but also aesthetic and functional pieces to collaborate with my fabrication work. Any good recommendations out there? I’ve been looking at this one but I’m uncertain if it’s a good deal or not, it’s a 30 ton press but that’s all the information currently given. Any help is welcome, thanks everyone!!
First time making a Tanto style blade. Should my bevel be higher up? Any advice is appreciated.
As you can see I've tried tons of times to drill the hardened steel and it hasn't worked for me. I've recently found out I need to take it to a dull red heat if I'm gonna be able to get ant holes through it.
I'm an engineering graduate student who is using muffle furnance.
Two years ago, I cleaned up muffle funanxes by blowing the air. At that time, lots of powder was spread, and I believe I inhaled some, and it's quite bad.
Do you know how bad it is? I recently learned it's made from RCF and is really toxic to humans.
I have a perfectly tuned handle for my hands and I also practice good technique. I have been smithing on the weekends for a couple months but I recently got a 2.5lb doghead hammer and I am still getting used to it.
All in a nutshell I just want to know what soreness should I expect and which soreness/pain I should be cautious of.
Be kind, it’s the first one in a couple years ive made the time to fire up the forge