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Artist Blacksmithing

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154 minutes
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Artist Blacksmithing explains the fundamental techniques of working with hot iron and steel, and suggests how those techniques can be used creatively in designs. Set in his own workshop, it is a rare opportunity to see a leading blacksmith in action. Peter Parkinson has long been an inspiration to blacksmiths: his enthusiasm for the craft alongside his recognized talent makes him an exceptional tutor. In this film, he brings his own insights to the craft while explaining both the processes and pitfalls. Chapters cover: Using the forge, safety * Tapering, drawing down * Upsetting * Spreading, use of hammer * Hot cutting * Punching * Twisting * Bending * Joining processes * Toolmaking * Finishing

Item #: DVD17