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Forging a contemporary bottle opener

Forging a contemporary bottle opener based on an idea from Janet. This is a large angular piece with very little forged ornamentation. But that is where its appeal lies. My name is John Switzer, I operate Black Bear Forge, a small one person blacksmith shop located in southern Colorado. My current focus is shifting away […]

Forge Around the World – part 2 – assembly

In part 2 of the Forge Around the World project we look at completing the hinges and assembling the book. The Forge around the World project is one that comes my way from Yamez over at Island Metal Forge, This will be a book of blacksmiths touch marks. Black bear Forge is sponsored by Combat […]

Herb chopper part 2 – filing hardening and hand sanding

Watching someone file and hand sand can be boring, but it is a necessary part of finishing the forged herb chopper from the last video. We will look at hardening and tempering as well. My name is John Switzer, I operate Black Bear Forge, a small one person blacksmith shop located in southern Colorado. My […]