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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 for all kinds of renovations, including forging a handrail. The first step in forging your […]

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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 from all over the U.S. and beyond to share knowledge and techniques. Daily hands-on workshops were led by […]

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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 that they were made of high carbon steel, the same metal used in survival knifes and stage combat […]

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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, but ultimately, the final product is worth it.   1. The Tiger […]

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