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- Forging a Bearded Viking Axe DVD Austin, James$35.00
Axes were among the most useful toos and weapons wielded by craftsmen and warriors of the Viking times, and were crafted with great care and pride by the Viking blacksmith.
Forging a Bearded Viking Axe will teach you how to use traditional blacksmithing skills and hand tools to forge an axe with the strength, keen edge and beauty of pieces produced by the Vikings over a thousand years ago.
DVD Aprox. running time 51 minutes
James Austin is a professional blacksmith and educator in Oakland, California. From 1982 to 1988 he served a traditional apprenticeship and three journeyman's years in Bavaria after which he returned to the San Fransisco Bay Area to found his own blacksmithing studio. His approach to smithing is rooted in the historical techniques which he learned in Germany and the traditional tools he has gathered and forged for himself.
His focus is on the creation of top-quality, historical and artistic metalwork measured by traditional standards.Learn More
- Forging a Compass DVD Ross, Peter$25.00
Our ancestors showed us centuries ago that you can produce delicate and dead-accurate instruments with the most basic of tools. In Forging A Compass, master blacksmith Peter Ross walks us through the steps - at the forge and workbench - to create a reproduction 18th Century square-head compass. Working with coal forge, an anvil and a handful of files, Peter uses traditional blacksmithing techniques to first forge the pieces, then assemble them and finally file the surfaces to create a beautiful, functional woodworking tool.
Running time: 1 hour
PC and Mac compatible
- Forging a Flint Striker DVD Thomas, Kim$20.00
Forging A Flint Striker
with Kim Thomas Vol. 1
This instructional video takes you step by step to forge a Colonial Period Flint Striker from a discarded file. A great instructional video for the novice and expert alike. Kim Thomas brings a no-nonense approach to forging a tool. Kim shows simple ways to handle the task at hand without bogging down with detailed measurements. It allows the artist to emerge while developing a sense for what to expect of the metal and what it can do. It encourages the viewer to 'keep it simple' and think like the masters of yesterday.
Running Time: approx. 33 min. Color
- Forging a Striking Knife DVD Ross, Peter$18.00
IMPROVE YOUR WOODWORKING with this simple, home-forged striking knife. Patterned after an early 19th Century design, this striking knife has a flat blade with a single bevel on one and and a this, round scribe at the other end. You can use the flat blade for severing fibers to make starting a saw cut or chisel cut cleaner, or you cna use the scribe for scribing lines or locating holes. This versatile tool is sure to be part of your woodworking kit and it takes less than an hour to make.
DVD PC and Mac compatible. Full-screen format. 26 minutesLearn More