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- Gods of Fire DVD Payton, Lee C.$30.00
GODS OF FIRE: The Art of the Modern Blacksmith is a documentary DVD by Lee C. Payton hosted by Skeeter Prather who said, "Everything that is made, or has been made...can be traced backwards to a blacksmith shop somewhere in history." It features 7 exclusive DVD bonus features including the short film, "Alphonso Jennings Makes a Basket."
Running time: Approx. 61 minutes.Learn More
- Heat Treating DVD Cashen, Kevin R.$25.00
American Bladesmith Society's, Mastersmith, Kevin R. Cashen presents us with valuable information on "Heat Treating."
The chapters include:
1. Discussing "Quenching Fluids"
2. Forged Blade Heat Treating (HT)
3. Hamon HT Line & Clay Technique
4. Shrouded Coal Forge HT Technique
5. "Snap" Temper & Blade Elasticity
6. "Second" 1095 HT & Normalizing Blades
7. Metallurgy Concepts "Chalk Talk"
8. Tempering HOW & WHY; and Questions
Mid-America Bladsmithing Symposium & Knife Show August 26 - 29, 2010Learn More
- Hot Tips for the Blacksmith DVD Lockhart, Doug$24.00
In his 32 years as a full-time Artist Blacksmith, Doug Lockhart has been committed to the preservation of the blacksmithing trade. In this second episode of The Lockhart Series of Industrial Videos for Beginner to Intermediate Blacksmiths, he cover the basics of: * Making Hearts * Drawing Out * * * * Making Leaves * Forge Welding
Plus a bonus demonstration of the world famous STICKY WELDLearn More
- Jewelry Techniques of West Africa DVD Cheminée, Mathhieu$36.00
Jewelry Techniques of West Africa is a two-hour video presentation which takes us into contemporary workshops in senegal, Guinea and other countries of West Africa where we see master craftsmen forging, making chains and creating delicate filigree. In an innovative approach, the video uses very little voice-over instruction, relying instead on the time-honored methods of the African tradition, where apprentices observe silently until the techniques are deeply understood. In addition to chapters on tools, forging, chains and filigree, this video includes a section in which Matthieu Cheminée, the author and filmmaker, describes some of the basic procedures used, making this video practical for working jewelers as well as fascinating for anyone interested in these ancient techniques.
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- Keeper of the Gate DVD Flander, David$25.00
Keeper of the Gate The Life and Works of Philip Simmons Master Blacksmith
Philip Simmons, now the most celebrated of Charleston ironworkers, was born on near-by Daniel Island in 1912. A Charleston resident since 1919, he attended local schools but received his most important education from local blacksmith Peter Simmons, who ran a busy shop at the foot of Calhoun Street. Here he acquired the values and refined the talents that would sustain him throughout his long metalworking career.
Moving into the specialized field of ornamental iron in 1938 , Simmons fashioned more that two hundred decorative pieces of ornamental wrought iron: gates, fences, balconies, and window grills. The city of Charleston is truly decorated from end to end by his hand.
In 1982, the National Endowment for the Arts awarded him its National Heritage Fellowship, the highest honor that the United States can bestow on a traditional artist.
John Michael Vlach, author, Charleston Blacksmith: The Work of Philip Simmons
Pieces of his work were acquired as well by the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian Institution, and the Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1995 Emmy Award
The video tape first aired on NBC in Charleston, 7:30 pm on June 9, 1994, the 82nd birthday of Philip Simmons.