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Removing Scale with a torch

Removing Scale with a torch

Taking advantage of the time available, you try to become fore efficient working. This day I was cleaning scale off, forging bevels for the mounts and bending them. Two of the straps are very long which made them little more of a challenge. Smith, and sub! Thanks for...
⚒ DirtySmith 20: Carolina’s Shoe Stand

⚒ DirtySmith 20: Carolina’s Shoe Stand

    This is custom build display stand for the Carolina Shoe Company. There are 16 forged tenons, 16 slit and drifted holes, 16 forged bolts, 4 wood shelves that have their logo branded into them, and a copper/steel sign to top it off! Great build and off to...
⚒ DirtySmith 18: Wood is good, but steel is real

⚒ DirtySmith 18: Wood is good, but steel is real

Forging just isn’t about hammers, tools, and crooked axes. There is a whole other department, architectural blacksmithing. Dirty Smith forges a project for Dragon Forge LTD, a custom forged railing. Replacing an existing wood rail Rory starts with basic metal...
⚒ Dirty Smith 17: Blacksmithing Classes and Railing Installations

⚒ Dirty Smith 17: Blacksmithing Classes and Railing Installations

This week Dirty Smith shares his week of installing a forged rail and blacksmithing classes at Dragon Forge Limited! INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/dirtysmith/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thedirtysmith DIRTYSMITH SWAG: http://DirtySmith.com/store FREE...
╦ DirtySmith Vlog: $h!t my dad says…

╦ DirtySmith Vlog: $h!t my dad says…

This week Dirty Smith shares some stories, sayings and a little window of what it’s like working with family, most importantly with you father. INSTAGRAM: https://www.instagram.com/dirtysmith/ TWITTER: https://twitter.com/thedirtysmith DIRTYSMITH SWAG:...
╦ DirtySmith 8: Forging Aspen Trees Piece by Piece

╦ DirtySmith 8: Forging Aspen Trees Piece by Piece

This week Rory is forging a Aspen Tree themed fireplace door. There is a lot that goes into these projects and has condensed long hours into an entertaining 4 min video! The trees are metal with copper, brass, bronze and steel leaves that are brazed on with brass....
╦ DirtySmith 7: Forge what they have in mind

╦ DirtySmith 7: Forge what they have in mind

https://youtu.be/jwVXsqe2l44 Drawing, designing, forging, building…the job of a blacksmith is much more than just the physical work. It’s work! This week Rory drafts a railing for a client using scaled rules, pencils and squares. He also talks about the...
╦ DirtySmith 6: Build a Jig wall…this one is simple!

╦ DirtySmith 6: Build a Jig wall…this one is simple!

Part of a running a blacksmithing shop is the constant evolution of tools, tool storage, and ways of doing such. This week Rory was asked to make a new way of hanging the round jigs. Using some expanded metal, forging some hooks you can see how he goes about it....
╦ DirtySmith 5: A Blacksmith Blacksmithing Bronze

╦ DirtySmith 5: A Blacksmith Blacksmithing Bronze

https://youtu.be/NC0RMiwXwY0 Dirty Smith forges 1.25″ solid bronze down to 2″ by 5/16″ using a 230lb home made power hammer and textures the material with a 75lb Bull hammer. Although the contest is over, keep an eye on the hick up. There are 2 I put...
╦ DirtySmith 4: A tip working with nervous clients

╦ DirtySmith 4: A tip working with nervous clients

Dirty Smith is headed out this week to meetings. Rory and Craig had a short discussion about meetings, how important they are and working with a client that might be a little nervous at first. Also a small glimpse into drawing and driving in white crap they call snow....
╦ DirtySmith 3: The Post

╦ DirtySmith 3: The Post

When you think about blacksmithing, it might be a combination of ideas. Be it lighting a coal forge, using limited tools, or a selection of items that are expected to be produced. In “today’s” shop you are more likely to be given a random task. Dirty...
Dirty Smith’s Floor Lamp

Dirty Smith’s Floor Lamp

February’s blacksmithing maker video Dirty Smith forges and fabricates a custom floor lamp out of copper and steel. Thank’s for watching and please share if you enjoyed it. About this project: It was the week prior to Christmas of 2016. Craig, my father,...
Dirty Smith EP 36: Forge a hamburger

Dirty Smith EP 36: Forge a hamburger

Dirty Smith uses a power hammer, a gas forge, some swedge blocks and a hot piece of plate to forge and cook a hamburger. Bon Appétit! Like it? Share, subscribe and most of all…keep it dirty! Support DirtySmith via https://www.patreon.com/dirtysmith Buy shirts,...
Dirty Smith EP 35: Forge a Spatula

Dirty Smith EP 35: Forge a Spatula

This blacksmithing project we are taking some 1/4″ x 8″ flat stock and will forge an eye, fuller the handle and forge some copper for the flipper. Quick rivet, seal up with some wax, couple of bad jokes and some beer…lets do this! Like it? Share,...
Dirty Smith EP 33: Rolling Barrels and Forging Hinges

Dirty Smith EP 33: Rolling Barrels and Forging Hinges

Recovering from food poisoning, Dirty Smith demonstrates the concept of turning a hinge out of .25″ x 2″ and .25″ x 1″. We will forge the ends, remove stock, forge some decoration on the strap under the power hammer and seal it up with some...
Dirty Smith ep 32: Q and A with a little soap

Dirty Smith ep 32: Q and A with a little soap

  Dirty Smith answering some questions. Like it? Share, subscribe and most of all…keep it dirty! https://www.patreon.com/dirtysmith MakerCast IG link Tim Cisneros FB Forgeworks page Check out other social media links: http://instagram.com/dirtysmith...
DirtySmith Ugly Tool: Guillotine of Death!

Ugly Tool Contest

DirtySmith.com “UGLY TOOL” Contest Win a free shirt!  Contest Ends: 3/15/14 Its that time for another contest!  It is pretty simple…Find an ugly tool, post it on the social media that you use (directions below) and I will pick a winner on 3/15/14. ...