Recently had the opportunity to take part in a 3 day Introduction to Blacksmithing at Wasatch Forge, located here in Salt Lake City. The Boy and I both met up with Matt, our friendly giant of a blacksmith instructor to go over the basics of hammer and forge.
We learned (in no certain order):
- Basic metallurgy
- Drawing out the metal
- Hammer & tong control
- The various uses for the different part of the anvil and the different faces of the hammer
- Heat treating & normalizing
- Drifting holes
- A bunch of stuff I didn’t write down.
Here are a few examples of the work I did those 3 days. I’ll see if I can get The Boy to post his on FB to transfer over here.