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Meet Everest Gromoll, Teen Blacksmith

Meet Everest Gromoll, Teen Blacksmith

One maker talks about his path to teaching himself to be a blacksmith.

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Watch: Anthony Bourdain’s New Web Show Puts Artisans in the Spotlight

Watch: Anthony Bourdain’s New Web Show Puts Artisans in the Spotlight

This 6 part series is a truly delightful look at the work of 6 extremely skilled artisans.

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Blacksmith Shares How to Build Crazy Curly Handrails

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

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 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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From Chemist to World Renowned Blacksmith: James Austin

From Chemist to World Renowned Blacksmith: James Austin

  Now in his 40th year of blacksmithing, San Francisco Bay Area blacksmith James Austin has spent a lifetime researching little-known or lost metalworking techniques, and developing his own. Unable to deny his love for metal fabrication, James apprenticed to a blacksmith in Germany in the early 1980s after receiving his degree and a brief […]

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