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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,...